Jennifer Cunningham, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center


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.

Education and Training

B.S. in Biology Boston College, Boston, MA, 1994
Medical School:
Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 2000
Internal Medicine Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2000-2003
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 2003-2006

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society


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  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Respiratory failure
  • Sepsis
  • Mechanical Ventilatory Support
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Other Critical Illnesses

Clinical Centers

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine Dilomate, 2003
  • Pulmonary Disease Diplomate, 2005
  • Critical Care Medicine Diplomate, 2007


Research Interests

  • Critical care outcomes
  • Sepsis

Selected Publications

  1. Jelic S, Cunningham JA and Factor P. Clinical review: airway hygiene in the intensive care unit. Crit Care 2008; 12(2): 209.
  2. 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.
  3. Cunningham JA, Devine P and Jelic S. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pregnancy: Obstetr Gynecol 2006 Sep; 108 (3 pt 2): 792-5.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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.
  8. Filman D, Wien MW, Cunningham JA, Bergelson JM, and Hogle JM. Structure determination of echovirus 1. Acta Crystallographica 1998; 54: 1261-72.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

View Dr. Cunningham's full list of publications from PubMed