James G. Cunningham, MD

  • 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
James 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.

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Professional Affiliations
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Connecticut Orthopaedic Society

Sports Team Affiliations
Team physician for Greenwich High School: 1990-Present
Team physician for Iona Preparatory High School: 2005-Present

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


US News and World Report 2011
Castle Connolly New York Metro Area Top Doctor 2008-2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2009-2011
Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors 2008, 2011, 2013-2017
New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors, 2011, 2013-2017
Stamford Magazine Top Doctors 2011, 2013-2017
Westport Magazine Top Doctors 2011, 2013-2017
New York Magazine Best Doctors 2010
The Wag Best Doctors 2010


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.

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)

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  • 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. (Patient Survey)

  • Dr. Cunningham has been my doctor for many years and has done a successful meniscus repair 6-7 years ago. More recently he helped me with a stiff shoulder 3 years ago, (advising excellent stretching exercises that worked) and has been very helpful with my knee and ankle problem. On my latest visit he was very effective in assessing the problem with my knee by recommending and administering a cortisone shot (which had excellent results) and laying out a plan for the next six months so I can return to golf. As I age he is an important medical partner. (FB)

  • ONS has some of the best physicians and Dr. Cunningham is one of the best! (Patient Review)

  • Dr. Cunningham: After coming from a less than adequate experience from another practitioner and staff, I was truly amazed and pleasantly surprised at the professionalism and courtesy of your office extended to me as a new patient. From receptionist to doctor, I enjoyed my experience! Thank you!! (Patient Survey)

  • Cos Cob resident J.M. was 24 when he was playing basketball with friends and tore his ACL. An x-ray at Stamford Hospital indicated no broken bones but Jason was advised to see an orthopedist. The next day, he visited James Cunningham, MD. A physical examination determined he had most likely ruptured his ACL. An MRI confirmed the diagnosis. “An avid basketball player and all-round athlete, J.M. was a good candidate for an ACL reconstruction,” said Dr. Cunningham who, in the surgery last April, used part of his patient’s patellar tendon to reconstruct the ACL. The surgery also included work on a partially torn meniscus. The surgery lasted an hour and a half and J.M. went home later the same day. His recovery was steady and his pain was managed with Advil. After five days he began a physical therapy program, which he followed three days a week for the first month and gradually reduced over the following few months. His knee regained full flexibility and before long he returned to playing basketball with his friends. (JM)

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