Michael Cunningham MD FACS

Michael J. Cunningham, MD, FACS

Otolaryngologist-in-Chief, Gerald B. Healy Chair in Pediatric Otolaryngology

Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-6462

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Medical Services


  • Head and Neck Tumors
  • Otolaryngology
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Vascular Anomalies


  • Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement


  • Otolaryngology Program
  • Sinus Surgery Program
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Experience and Education


Undergraduate School

Princeton University, 1977

Princeton, NJ

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1981

Rochester, NY

Residency, Pediatrics

Massachusetts General Hospital (Children's Service), 1983

Boston, MA

Internship, General Surgery

University of Massachusetts Coordinated Surgical Program, 1984

Worcester, MA

Residency, Otolaryngology

University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital, 1988

Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship, Otology and Laryngology

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1989

Boston, MA


  • Otolaryngology

Professional History

Michael J. Cunningham, M.D. is a graduate of Princeton University (1977) and the Rochester University School of Medicine (1981). He completed Pediatrics training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Otolaryngology training at the University of Pittsburgh. He has practiced as a pediatric otolaryngologist in Boston since 1989. 

He is currently Otolaryngologist-in-Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Otology and Laryngology at the Harvard Medical School.

He is the previous Director of the Harvard Residency Program in Otolaryngology, and presently serves as vice chair of the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education committee responsible for overseeing otolaryngology residency and fellowship training in the United States. 

He has played an active role in many professional societies.  He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 1996-2006, serving as chair from 1998-2002. He additionally chaired the AAP Surgery Advisory Panel, also known as the Surgical Sections Action Group, from 2002-2006. He is a past treasurer and president of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, and a past president of the New England Otolaryngological Society. 

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