Dr. Michael Lawrence Cunningham , MD

Pediatrics and Plastic Surgery

(206) 987-2000

Seattle Children's Hospital
PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145


Michael L. Cunningham, MD, PhD, is chief of the Division of Craniofacial Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is medical director of Seattle Children’s Craniofacial Center and holds the Jean Renny Endowed Chair in Craniofacial Medicine. He is also adjunct Professor in the Departments of Biological Structures, Oral Biology and Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington. Dr. Cunningham balances responsibilities in administration, patient care and research. He does bedside teaching of medical students, pediatrics residents and dental students. His clinical interests focus on the diagnosis and long-term interdisciplinary care of children with craniofacial malformations, with a particular interest in craniosynostosis. He is co-investigator on several clinical research projects, ranging from the epidemiology of positional plagiocephaly to computer modeling of craniofacial conditions. Funded through the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Cunningham’s basic molecular and developmental biology lab has been open since 1993 and is using human and mouse models to investigate the molecular causes of craniosynostosis and developmental pathogenesis of midface hypoplasia associated with syndromic craniosynostosis.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 32 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training


Graduation Date: in 1987

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • University Of Washington Medical Center

Specialties: Pediatrics and Plastic Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health Pacific Medical Centers WA
  • Aetna Whole Health Providence Swedish WA
  • Ambetter - CCCWA Exchange MRF
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
  • Group Health Coop Core
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera LifeWise Connect
  • Premera VA Mason Med Center: Personal Care
  • Regence UW Medicine
  • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Dr. Cunningham's Office Information

Seattle Children's Hospital
PO Box 5371
Seattle, WA 98145
(206) 987-2000

Fax: (206) 698-7224
Website: Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted: No
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:


Doctor Cunningham's Other Office Information

Seattle Childrens Hospital Craniofacial Center
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 987-2208

Fax:( ,2) 206-5273
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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