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Paul R. Cunningham

Paul R. Cunningham
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Dr Paul R. Cunningham, Jamaican American surgeon (painting by Irene Bailey)
Born
Paul Raymond Goldwyn Cunningham

(1949-07-28)July 28, 1949
NationalityJamaican
EducationUniversity of the West Indies
Medical career
ProfessionSurgeon

Paul Raymond Goldwyn Cunningham (born 1949) is a Jamaican American surgeon and medical educator known for pioneering as one of the few African American medical Deans existing in the United States.[1] Their number becomes even smaller when only considering non-minority Med schools.[2] Cunningham was appointed Dean of The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 2008.[3][4] (Greenville, North Carolina), where he became a tenured Professor of Surgery in 1989. He graduated as an MD from the University of the West Indies in 1972, and further specialized in surgery at the Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center (Manhattan).[3] He practiced and taught surgery for several years at the Bertie-County and Pitt-County Memorial Hospitals (Windsor, and Greenville, NC) before joining academia. Cunningham has published numerous research articles in areas such as trauma, bariatric surgery, allograft and organ transplantation.[5][6] In 2016 he was honored Dean Emeritus after serving Brody School of Medicine for 29 years, eight as dean.[7]

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