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Matthew A. Cunningham, MD


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida
  • Doctor of Medicine, Cum Laude with Honors in Research, University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Eye Institute
  • Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery and Diseases, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

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About Matthew A. Cunningham, MD

Doctor Cunningham holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida and earned his medical degree, Cum Laude with Honors in Research, from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

He completed an internship and ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Following residency training, Dr. Cunningham completed a fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery and diseases at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Cunningham enjoys traveling, biking, cardiovascular and weight training. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, children and friends.

Doctor Cunningham joined Florida Retina Institute in 2013.

Research Experience

Baylor College of Medicine — Ocular Surface Center and National Eye Institute — Laboratory of Ocular Immunology

P.J. Leinfelder Award for Best Fellow Research Project, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Fellow Award for Teaching Excellence
Cullen Eye Institute Goar Award for Resident Research
Lions Eye Bank Foundation Milton Boniuk Resident Research Award
Deanne Barlow Romrell Professionalism in Medicine Memorial Award, University of Florida College of Medicine
Lawrence M. Goodman Trust Award
Junior Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society

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The office staff were able to get me in very quickly. Their demeanor was very professional, knowledgeable, and especially- courteous. I was very pleased with the whole visit overall, and with the entire staff. It’s nice to go to a Dr’s office that you feel very confident about. Thank you to all of you!

Fantastic experience – Dr. Cunningham was very friendly. Great ‘bedside’ manner. Of course my great diagnosis helped it all to be wonderful.

The bowtie doctor (very good).

The care was outstanding! Dr. Cunningham along with his staff stayed late to care for me! Dr. Mav made time for me to relieve the pressure in my eye. Both doctors went above and beyond to help me at this difficult time! I am very appreciative! THANK YOU! P.S. all staff was very helpful!

My visit was an emergency request by my ophthalmologist. I feel fortunate to have been seen by Doctor Cunningham – all staff were wonderful.

Great visit – thank you.

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