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Ophthalmologist (eyes)
20 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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Patient Reviews

  • Currently 2.5 of 4 stars
Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Emmett Cunningham is Good. Dr. Cunningham has been reviewed by 4 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 2.5 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.5
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Promptness 2.8
  • Currently 2.75 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 3.3
  • Currently 3.3333333333333 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 2.7
  • Currently 2.6666666666667 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 2.7
  • Currently 2.6666666666667 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 2.3
  • Currently 2.25 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. Emmett Cunningham, MD, MPH, PHD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 23 areas:
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
  • AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Acute Retinal Necrosis Syndrome
  • Bacterial Eye Infections
  • Cataract
  • Choroid Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
  • Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy)
  • Eye Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Ocular Tuberculosis
  • Retina Surgery
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Scleritis
  • Syndrome
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis (Anterior Uveitis)
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Education & Awards

Dr. Cunningham graduated from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He has 14 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Bacterial Eye Infections
Choroid Diseases
Retinal Diseases
Uveitis (Anterior Uveitis)
Vision Disorders
Residents’ Recognition Award for Teaching, CPMC (2006-2007)
Residents’ Recognition Award for Teaching, CPMC (2007-2008)
Jan Langman Award, presented by the American Association of Anatomists for best presentation by a graduate student at the annual meeting (1986)
International Uveitis Study Group Research Prize (2000)
Teacher of the Year, Dept. of Ophthalmology, NYU (2002-2003)
Teacher of the Year, Dept. of Ophthalmology, NYU (2004-2005)
Thord-Gray Fellowship, awarded by the American-Scandinavian Foundation to support a postdoctoral period in the laboratory of Ander Bjorklund, Ph.D., University of Lund, Lund, Sweden (1989)
Cortical Scholar Award, from the American Association of Anatomists, for outstanding work on the cerebral cortex by a pre-doctoral student (1987)


Dr. Cunningham has 11 hospital affiliations:

  • John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus 
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus 


  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

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Additional Information
Dr. Emmett Thomas Cunningham MD, MPH, and PHD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 20 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Emmett T. Cunningham practice?
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Dr. Emmett Cunningham practices Ophthalmology near San Francisco, CA.
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