Dennis J. Cunningham, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Dennis J. Cunningham, MD

Dennis J. Cunningham, MD Best Doctors 2011-2012

Contact Information

Infectious Diseases
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4494
FX: (614) 722-4458

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Dennis J. Cunningham, MD, is a member of the Section of Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His clinical interests include the management of children and adolescents with infectious diseases. He is the medical director of the Department of Epidemiology and Infection Control at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. His research interests include preventing hospital acquired infections.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Research Center:

Research Funding*:

  • Industry Study, Anonymous

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
    Date Completed: 05/17/1996


  • St Christopher's Hospital for Children
    Date Completed: 06/30/1999


  • University of Maryland Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2002


  • Pediatrics


  • Infectious Diseases


  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 09/27/2002


  • Shepherd, EG; Kelly, TJ; Cunningha, DJ; Keels, E; Beauseau, W; McClead, RE. 2015. Significant Reduction of Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections in a Network of Diverse Neonatal Nurseries.  J Pediatrics. Vol. 167, no. 1. (January): eunknown.
  • Cunningham, D; Brilli, RJ; McClead, Jr., RE; Davis, T. 2015. The Safety Stand-down: A technique for Improving and Sustaining Hand Hygiene Compliance among Healthcare Personnel.  Journal of Patient Safety. Vol. 167, no. January: e1.
  • Toltzis, P; O'Riordan, MA; Cunningham, D; Ryckman, F; Bracke, T; Oliveam J; Lyren, A. 2014. A State-Wide Collaborative to Reduce Pediatric Surgical Site Infections.  Pediatrics. Vol. 134, no. 4. (September): eunknown.
  • Gleeson,Sean; Cunningham,Dennis; Meyer,Bruce; Kelleher,Kelly. 2014. One Hospital's Journey with the Influenza Vaccine.  Physician executive. Vol. 40, no. 1. (January): 34-39.
  • Walihan, R, Cunningham, D. 2012. Central Nervous System Infections. In Manual of Pediatric Neurology. Edited by Weisleder, P. Hachensack, NJ: World Scientific.
  • Cunningham, DJ; Brilli, RJ. 2011. Risk of healthcare-associated pneumonia in the pediatric intensive care unit: Opportunity lost/new frontier established.  Crit Care Med. Vol. 8, no. 39. (August): 2013-2014.
  • Cunningham,Dennis,J; Brilli,Richard,J. 2011. Risk of healthcare-associated pneumonia in the pediatric intensive care unit: Opportunity lost/new frontier established.  CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. Vol. 39, no. 8. (August): 2013-2014.
  • Sun W, Cunningham D, Wasserman SS, Perry J, Putnak JR, Eckels KH, Vaughn DW, Thomas SJ, Kanesa-Thasan N, Innis BL, Edelman R. 2008. Phase 2 clinical trial of three formulations of tetravalent live-attenuated dengue vaccine in flavivirus-naiuml;ve adults.  Hum Vaccin. Vol. 5, no. 1. (January).
  • Marcon, Mario; Cunningham, Dennis. 2008. Enterobacter and Pantoe. In Principles & Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 3rd Edition.. 3rd ed. Edited by Long, Pickering, and Prober. Philadelphia, PA: Churchhill Livingstone.
  • Cunningham, D, Edelman R, Sun W. 2006. Cellulitis.  EMedicine Journal. Vol. 2, no. 7. (October).
  • Cunningham, D; Meddings, J. 2006. Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome. In Conn's Current Therapy. 58 ed. Edited by Rakel and Bope. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.
  • Cunningham DJ, Edelman R, Sun, W. 2006. Cellulitis. In eMedicine. Boston: Boston Medical Publishing Corporation.
  • Cunnuingham D, Edelman, R, Sun W. 2001. Cellulitis.  EMedicine Journal. Vol. 2, no. 7. (July).
  • Wallihan, R, Cunningham, DJ. CMS Infections. In Pediatric Manual of Neurology. Edited by Weisleder, Pedro.
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