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Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Patrick Cunningham, MD
Patrick Cunningham, MD, is a nephrologist specializing in treatment of glomeronephritis and nephrotic syndrome. These diseases usually involve loss of protein or blood in the urine and are often caused by autoimmune diseases such as lupus, or genetic disorders such as APOL1-associated kidney diseases. In caring for patients with these problems, he performs ultrasound-guided kidney biopsies and manages immunosuppressive medications. His other clinical activities include the care of patients with kidney transplants and use of bedside renal ultrasound to aid diagnosis of kidney diseases. 

Dr. Cunningham’s research includes looking at the basic mechanisms of complement regulation in glomerular disease, the role of the immune system in acute kidney injury, and most recently how mutations in the APOL1 gene influence high blood pressure and its treatment.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Kidney Biopsy

Education

Tufts University School of Medicine

Additional Education

  • Internship: University of Chicago Medicine
  • Residency: University of Chicago Medicine
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Nephrology
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1997

Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English