Melissa Anne Cunningham, MD, PhD, MA

Melissa Anne Cunningham, MD, PhD, MA

Physician in Charleston, SC
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Specialties:Rheumatology & Immunology
NPI #1689751844

Melissa Anne Cunningham, MD, PhD, MA

Dr. Melissa Cunningham was raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and a Masters degree in molecular medicine from Boston University. After receiving her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Pennsylvania State University, she entered the ABIM's clinician-scientist track at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she completed her residency and fellowship training in June 2012, and subsequently joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the division of rheumatology and immunology.Dr. Cunningham's group has a particular interest in inflammation, autoimmunity, and sex bias. Her research is focused on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the role of estrogen receptor alpha (ERa) in modulating the inflammatory response in this disease, which is predominately diagnosed in females (9:1 vs. males). Her work has been supported by MUSC's specialized center of research on sex and gender factors affecting women's health, a grant from MUSC's center for genomic medicine and a three-year CTSA KL2 award. She is currently funded on a five-year NIH career development award (K08).

Board Certifications: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

My Offices

  • Map of 2060 Sam Rittenberg Blvd in Charleston
    Primary Office
    MUSC Health Primary Care - Epic Center
    2060 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
    Charleston, SC 29407
    US
    Phone:
    Day of the WeekHours
    Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    SaturdayClosed
    SundayClosed

Insurances Accepted

Education
  • Fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center
  • Residency at Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center
  • Medical School at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Medical School at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  • Medical School at Boston University School of Medicine
Languages
  • English
Gender
  • Female

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