Michael Cunningham, MD

Michael Cunningham, MD

Pediatrics Seattle, WA

Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine


Office Address

  • 4800 Sand Point Way Ne
    # Ch47
    Seattle, WA 98105
    Phone: (206) 987-2000

Michael Cunningham, MD

Pediatrics Seattle, WA

Professor, Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Pediatrics: General Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral
  • Clinical Interests: Craniofacial Medicine

Education & Medical Training

  • University of Vermont College of MedicineUniversity of Vermont College of Medicine
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington

Certifications & Licensure

  • WA State Medical LicenseWA State Medical License1991 - 2015

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Inaugural Holder, Jean Renny Endowed Chair for Craniofacial MedicineSeattle Children's Hospital, 2007
    • Parent Choice AwardChildren's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, 2005
    • F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator AwardTeratology Society, 2001

    Publications & Presentations

    PubMed

    Journal Articles

    • MAPK/ERK signaling pathway analysis in primary osteoblasts from patients with non-syndromic sagittal craniosynostosis.  Kim SD, Yagnik G, Cunningham ML, Kim J, Boyadjiev SA, Cleft Palate Craniofac J, 4/8/2013
    • Directed differentiation of human pluripotent cells to neural crest stem cells.  Menendez L, Kulik MJ, Page AT, Park SS, Lauderdale JD, Cunningham ML, Dalton S, Nat Protoc, 1/1/2013
    • Bathrocephaly: A head shape associated with a persistent mendosal suture.  Gallagher ER, Evans KN, Hing AV, Cunningham ML, Cleft Palate Craniofac J, 1/1/2013

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Comprehensive Cleft Care Chapter: "Pediatric Assessment and Management of Children with Cleft Lip and Palate." 
      Heike CL, Cunningham ML
      Editors: Losee J and Kirschner R.McGraw-Hill, NY
      2008
    • Rudolph's Pediatrics Chapter: "Craniofacial Disorders." 
      Cunningham ML
      Editors: Rudolph CD, Rudolph AM, Hostetter MK, Lister G, and Siegel NJ.McGraw-Hill, NY
      Edition 21st,2002

    Abstracts/Posters

    • Mutations, Modeling and Mechanics. Cunningham, ML, Park S, Stamper B, Mangravite L, Mecham B, Reider M, Smith J, 34th Annual David W. Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis, Mont Tremblant Quebec, Canada, 8/1/2013
    • New syndrome: Mandibulofacial dysostosis with Microcephaly" caused by EFTUD2 mutations: expanding the phenotype. Luquetti DV, Hing AV, Rieder M, Park S, Cunningham ML, 33rd Annual David W. Smith Workshop on Malformations and Morphogenesis, 8/1/2012
    • Pediatric Providers for Cleft and Craniofacial Care: Craniofacial Pediatrics at Seattle Children's. Cunningham ML, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Meeting, San Jose, CA, 4/1/2012

    Lectures

    • "Embryology and Genetics of Cleft and Craniofacial Conditions" Yekatit 12 Hospital, Addis Ababa - 4/1/2013
    • "Mutations Modeling and Matrix" University of Colorado, Denver, CO - 3/1/2013
    • "Cleft lip and Palate From Prenatal Diagnosis to Adulthood" Longview Child and Adolescent Clinic, Longview, WA - 11/1/2012

    Other

    • Saethre-Chotzen syndrome Ratisoontorn C, Cunningham ML, GeneReviews at GeneTests: Medical Genetics Information Resource
      http://www.genetests.org
      12/1/2007
    • Pulmonary agenesis: predictor of ipsilateral malformations. Cunningham ML, Mann N, London Dysmorphology Database
      1/1/1998
    • The embryonic macrophage: scavenger or sculptor? Cunningham ML, Thesis, University of Washington Press
      University of Washington, Department of Biological Structure - 8/14/1996

    Grant Support

    • Single Suture Craniosynostosis: Candidate Gene And Pathway DiscoveryNIH
      2013 - Present
    • Single Suture Craniosynostosis: Candidate Gene And Pathway DiscoveryNational Institute Of Dental &Craniofacial Research
      2010 - 2011
    • Single Suture Craniosynostosis: Candidate Gene And Pathway DiscoveryNational Institute Of Dental &Craniofacial Research
      2008 - 2010
    • Dental And Orthodontic Access In Craniofacial CareNational Institute Of Dental &Craniofacial Research
      2002 - 2003
    • Craniosynostosis And Suture BiologyNational Institute Of Dental &Craniofacial Research
      1999 - 2003
    • Embryonic Phagocytosis In Mouse MorphogenesisEunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health &Human Development
      1994 - 1998

    Professional Memberships"

    • American Academy of Pediatrics - AAPFellow

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • CIGNA PPO
    • First Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Health Net Oregon PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • ODS Network
    • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
    • Providence Health System Personal Option
    • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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