Dr Cunningham is a nationally recognized dermatologist who is one of only several hundred physicians in the nation who is double board certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. Dr Cunningham earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, where she graduated Cum Laude. Her postgraduate training included a Residency in Dermatology at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she served as chief resident in Dermatology. She was the first recipient of the Johnson and Johnson Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology and completed her fellowship training in pediatric dermatology at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly known as Children’s Memorial Hospital) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include surgical and laser treatment of birthmarks. She served as Director of Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Therapy at Rady Children’s Hospital and University of California San Diego for over a decade until co-founding Comprehensive Dermatology Group in 2008. She is the author of over 60 professional publications and routinely reviews numerous peer reviewed medical journals, and lectures internationally. Dr Cunningham is the 2010 recipient of the volunteerism in Dermatology award by the American Academy of Dermatology for her humanitarian/medical work in Central America.
Dr Cunningham has been recognized for her dedication to excellent and compassionate care of her patients. She is the recipient of numerous local and national awards including: “Best Doctors” in America in 2002-2020. “Physician Recognition Award” from UCSD Dermatology 2008 and “Best Dermatologists in the Country” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. Locally, she has been awarded the “Top Doctors” honor by San Diego Magazine in 2007 – 2021. Dr. Cunningham has the unique distinction of being the only pediatric dermatologist to receive this top honor in 2020.
Dr Cunningham is only accepting new pediatric patients.