Orthopedic surgeon to know: Dr. Richard Cunningham of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics

Written by Adam Schrag | March 01, 2017 | Print  |

Richard Cunningham, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Vail (Colo.)-Summit Orthopaedics who specializes in knee, shoulder and sports medicine.

In particular, Dr. Cunningham conducts ACL reconstruction, partial and total knee replacements and cartilage restoration surgery. He uses cadaver and autologous chongrocyte implants in patients who have lost their meniscus or articular cartilage. He serves as a U.S. Ski Team physician and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and Colorado Orthopaedic Society.


Dr. Cunningham graduated from Seattle-based University of Washington School of Medicine before completing a general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at Salt Lake City-based University of Utah School of Medicine. He underwent an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


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