The founder and medical director of the Memphis Regional Gamma Knife Center, Dr. Cunningham received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis. He completed his neurosurgery training in Memphis at Methodist Hospital, Veteran's Administration Hospital and the University of Tennessee at Memphis.
Dr. Cunningham is the immediate past president of the Tennessee State Board of Medical Examiners. He is also an assistant professor in neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee Memphis Health Science Center. Dr. Cunningham's Gamma Knife training was completed at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Cunningham is a retired United States Air Force colonel.