Dr. Carrie Cunningham
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Cunningham (Lubitz) is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Section Head of the Massachusetts General Hospital Endocrine Surgery Unit, and an Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment. She is the immediate Past-President of the Association of Academic Surgery. Her overarching research mission has been to improve the health and well-being of patients with benign and malignant endocrine-related diseases and to mentor young academic surgeons. She is the principal investigator of an NIH/NCI R-37 (R01-type merit award) award to examine the potential impact of new diagnostic technologies and personalized management strategies in patients with thyroid cancer using mathematical disease simulation modeling and an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award to develop a patient-reported instrument to assess thyroid-cancer specific quality of life. Through her owned lived experience, she advocates for mental health awareness, reducing stigma and enacting change for increased resources for those who are struggling in our community.