Education

  • College: Manhattan College, New York, 1979
  • Medical School: New York University, New York City, New York, 1983
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, New York, 1983–1988
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988–1989

Biography

Castle Connolly 2021 Top DoctorsJames G. Cunningham, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. His practice focuses on adult and adolescent sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery. Dr. Cunningham graduated from Manhattan College and attended medical school at New York University. He completed his residency for orthopedic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and his fellowship in sports medicine at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Cunningham has served as team physician for Greenwich High School athlete teams for over 20 years and for the Iona Preparatory School for 10 years. He is board certified in sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Affiliations

  • National Board of Medical Examiners | Diplomate
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery | Diplomate
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Connecticut Orthopaedic Society
  • Greenwich High School | Team Physician 1990–present
  • Iona Preparatory High School | Team Physician 2005–present
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Honors

  • US News and World Report 2011
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor in NY Metro Area 2008–2011, 2013–2021
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2009–2011, 2020
  • Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County 2008, 2011, 2013–2021
  • New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County, 2011, 2013–2021
  • Stamford Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County 2011, 2013–2021
  • Westport Magazine Top Doctors in Fairfield County 2011, 2013–2021
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors 2010
  • The Wag Best Doctors 2010
5 Star Google Review from A.E.Patient

“As always, phenomenal service and care from the time I walked up through the time I walked out—front desk staff, doctor, X-ray tech, billing. Dr. Cunningham is transparent, informative and patient. Overall I couldn’t be happier.”

ONS Facebook CommentPatient

"We are so pleased with the service and treatment at ONS. Dr. Cunningham has been so patient, helpful and took amazing care of our daughter. I’m happy to speak to anyone about what they can expect."

Patient SurveyPatient

"This is the best medical practice I have ever experienced. Dr. Cunningham was terrific and I cannot say enough good things about him. He has a great staff and it is very much appreciated."

Published Research

Efficacy of topical benzoyl peroxide on the reduction of Propionibacterium acnes during shoulder surgery

Efficacy of topical benzoyl peroxide on the reduction of Propionibacterium acnes during shoulder surgery by James R. Sabetta, MD, Vishal P. Rana, BS, Katherine B. Vadasdi, MD, R. Timothy Greene, MD, James G. Cunningham, MD, Seth R. Miller, MD, Paul M. Sethi, MD (doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2015.04.003). The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Volume 24, Issue 7 (July 2015), published by Elsevier.

Presence of Propionibacterium acnes in primary shoulder arthroscopy: results of aspiration and tissue cultures

Presence of Propionibacterium acnes in primary shoulder arthroscopy: results of aspiration and tissue cultures. Paul M. Sethi, MD,*, James R. Sabetta, MD, Samantha J. Stuek, BA, Storm V. Horine, BA, Katherine B. Vadasdi, MD, R. Timothy Greene, MD, James G. Cunningham, MD, Seth R. Miller, MD, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, December 2014

Repair results of 2-tendon rotator cuff tears utilizing the transosseous equivalent technique

Sethi PM, Noonan BC, Cunningham J, Shreck E, Miller S. Repair results of 2-tendon rotator cuff tears utilizing the transosseous equivalent technique. J Shoulder Elbow Surgery (2010) 19, 1210-1217.

Midshaft clavicle fracture and acromioclavicular dislocation: A case report of a rare injury

Peter C. Yeh, Seth R. Miller, James G. Cunningham, Paul M. Sethi, Midshaft clavicle fracture and acromioclavicular dislocation: A case report of a rare injury, 01 December 2008, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. September 2009 (Vol. 18, Issue 5, Pages e1-e4)