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Patrick Cunningham, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Patrick Cunningham, MD, is a nephrologist, providing care for patients who have received kidney transplants. He also specializes in the evaluation and management of acute kidney injury, which is a rapid loss of the kidney's ability to filter waste.

An active researcher, Dr. Cunningham's work focuses on acute kidney injury in the setting of sepsis. In particular, he examines the role of the renal endothelium -- a thin layer of cells that line blood vessels -- in acute kidney failure. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Dr. Cunningham also is a dedicated teacher and author, having served on national peer review committees and contributed to several textbooks on acute renal failure, dialysis, and electrolyte disturbances.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine


American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Transplantation
National Kidney Foundation

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-9908

Office Fax

(773) 702-5818

Office Postal Address

Patrick Cunningham, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5100
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Cunningham's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.