Jennifer Ann Cunningham, MD

Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease Medicine, Pulmonology
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Dr. Jennifer Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and an Attending Physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her primary clinical and teaching responsibilities include the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Pulmonary Consultation, Critical Care Consultation, Pulmonary Function Laboratory and Ventilator Management Consultation. She serves as the Attending Coordinator for the MICU-B Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program, Ventilator Management Team and CARE Teams. She also serves on the Subcommittee on Critical Care Therapeutics and has participated in and served on Data Safety Monitoring Board for numerous research projects.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Intensive Care
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Sepsis

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Medical Director, MICU-NP Program
  • QA Chair, MICU
  • Medical Director, Ventilator Management Team

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • Female

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Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan


  • Special Needs


  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
  • Academy of Clinical Excellence


Research Interests

  • Critical Care Outcomes
  • Sepsis

Selected Publications

Jelic S, Cunningham JA and Factor P. Clinical review: airway hygiene in the intensive care unit. Crit Care 2008; 12(2): 209.
Bodie EE, Cunningham JA, Della-Latta P, Schluger NW and Saiman L. Epidemiology of nontuberculous mycobacteria in patients without HIV infection, New York City. Emerg Infect Dis 2008 Mar; 14(3): 390-6.
Cunningham JA, Devine P and Jelic S. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pregnancy: Obstetr Gynecol 2006 Sep; 108 (3 pt 2): 792-5.
Cunningham JA and Jelic S. Baclofen withdrawal: a cause of prolonged fever in the intensive care unit. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2005; 33(4): 534-537.
Ohman T, King SL, Krithivas A, Cunningham J, Dickensen SK, Santoro SA, Bergelson JM. Echovirus 1 and 8 are related genetically, and bind to similar determinants within the VLA-2 I domain. Virus Research 2001; 76: 1-8.
Labropoulos N, Cunningham J, Kang SS, Mansour MA, and Baker MA. Optimizing the performance of intermittent pneumatic compression devices. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 2000; 19: 593-7.
Pickleman J, Watson W, Cunningham J, Fisher SG, and Gamelli R. The failed gastrointestinal anastomosis: an inevitable catastrophe? Journal of the American College of Surgeons 1999; 188: 473-82.
Filman D, Wien MW, Cunningham JA, Bergelson JM, and Hogle JM. Structure determination of echovirus 1. Acta Crystallographica 1998; 54: 1261-72.
King SL, Kamata T, Cunningham JA, Emsley J, Liddington RC, Takada Y, and Bergelson JM. Echovirus 1 interaction with the human very late antigen-2 (integrin alpha2-beta1) I domain. Journal of Biological Chemistry 1997; 272: 28518-22.
Bergelson JM, Modlin JF, Wieland-Alter W, Cunningham JA, Crowell RL, and Finberg RW. Clinical coxsackievirus B isolates differ from laboratory strains in their interaction with two cell surface receptors. Journal of Infectious Diseases 1997; 175: 697-700.