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 Committee and 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:

  • Garcia CM, Meltzer JA, Chan KN, Cunningham SJ. A Validation Study of the PAWPER Tape - A New Weight Estimation Tool. Journal of Pediatrics 2015. In Press.
  • Batsis ID, Okito O, Meltzer JA, Cunningham SJ. Internal hernia as a cause for intestinal obstruction in a newborn. Journal of Emergency Medicine 2015. In Press.
  • Morissey M, Ciorciari AJ, Cunningham SJ. A seventeen year old with acute onset of hemiparesis. Pediatr Emerg Care 2015.  In Press.
  • Duchicela S, Cunningham SJ.  High concentration continuous flow nitrous oxide versus standard care alone for procedural-induced pain or anxiety during pediatric minor procedures.  Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, Vancouver, CA May 2014.
  • Garcia CM, Cunningham SJ. Mechanism as an indicator of injury in pediatric blunt trauma. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting, Washington DC May 2013.
  • Lim CA, Kaufman BJ, O’Connor J, Cunningham SJ.  Accuracy of weight estimates in pediatric patients by prehospital emergency medical services personnel.  Am J Emerg Med 2013;31:1108-1112.
  • Nixon A, Cunningham SJ, Cohen H, Crain EF.  The effect of lactobacillus on acute infectious diarrheal illness in the pediatric emergency department.  Pediatric Emergency Care 2012;28:1048-1051.
  • Lim CA, Cunningham SJ. Baclofen withdrawal presenting as irritability in a developmentally delayed child.  West J Emerg Med 2012;13:373-375.
  • Cunningham SJ, Associate Editor in Crain EF, Gershel JC, (eds) Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics (5th ed) 2010.  New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cunningham SJ, Hafeez W.  Procedural Sedation and Pain Management in Henretig FM, King C, (eds) Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures (2nd ed) 2008. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.

Publications

  • 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.e1.