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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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 comment on ONS Facebook page)

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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 Top Doctor 2008-2011, 2013-2019
Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors 2009-2011
Greenwich Magazine Top Doctors 2008, 2011, 2013-2019
New Canaan Magazine Top Doctors, 2011, 2013-2019
Stamford Magazine Top Doctors 2011, 2013-2019
Westport Magazine Top Doctors 2011, 2013-2019
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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