Faculty Profile

Sandra J. Cunningham, MDSandra J. Cunningham, MD
Phone: 718-918-5250
E-mail: sandracunningham@rcn.com

Dr. Cunningham is the Director of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Director of the department’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course. She is also a member of Jacobi’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Utilization Review, and Moderate Sedation Committees, as well as the Committee on Admissions of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Cunningham is board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and she is an Associate Professor of both Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Undergraduate School:

Boston University

Medical School:

Dartmouth Medical School

Training:

  • Internship and Residency: New York Hospital, Cornell University
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (now Jacobi Medical Center)

Bibliography:

Publications

  • Duchicela SI, Meltzer JA, Cunningham SJ. A randomized controlled study in reducing procedural pain and anxiety using high concentration nitrous oxide. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Nov;35(11):1612-1616.
  • Garcia CM, Cunningham SJ. Role of clinical suspicion in pediatric blunt trauma patients with severe mechanisms of injury. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Jan;36(1):105-109.
  • Morrissey M, Ciorciari AJ, Cunningham SJ. A 17-Year-Old Girl With Acute Onset of Hemiparesis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Jun;32(6):388-9.
  • Batsis ID, Okito O, Meltzer JA, Cunningham SJ. Internal Hernia as a Cause for Intestinal Obstruction in a Newborn. J Emerg Med. 2015 Sep;49(3):277-80.
  • Garcia CM, Meltzer JA, Chan KN, Cunningham SJ. A Validation Study of the PAWPER (Pediatric Advanced Weight Prediction in the Emergency Room) Tape--A New Weight Estimation Tool. J Pediatr. 2015 Jul;167(1):173-7.

Books and Chapters

  • Associate Editor. Gershel JC, Crain EF (eds.): Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, (6th ed). Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018.
  • Cunningham SJ. Diabetic ketoacidosis. In Gershel JC, Crain EF (eds.): Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, (6th ed). Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018, pp 178-86.
  • Cunningham SJ. Assessment and Management of Dehydration. In Gershel JC, Crain EF (eds.): Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, (6th ed). Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018, pp 245-9.
  • Cunningham SJ. Genitourinary Emergencies. In Gershel JC, Crain EF (eds.): Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, (6th ed). Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018, pp 294-311.
  • Cunningham SJ. Pulse Oximetry. In Gershel JC, Crain EF (eds.): Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, (6th ed). Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018, pp 652-3.
  • Cunningham SJ, Goilav B. Renal Emergencies In Gershel JC, Crain EF (eds.): Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, (6th ed). Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018, pp 671-96.
  • Cunningham SJ, Chou KJ. Sedation and Analgesia. In Gershel JC, Crain EF (eds.): Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, (6th ed). Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2018, pp 712-40.