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Rick Cunningham now a Fellow in Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

VAIL ” Rick Cunningham, MD of Edwards was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on Feb. 14 during ceremonies at the Academy’s 74th Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Cunningham was one of 694 new members inducted. The Academy has 30,029 members worldwide.

Cunningham is in private practice with Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, which has offices in Vail, Edwards, and Frisco. He specializes in knee and shoulder work. Cunningham is also a member of the Colorado Medical Association.



Cunningham is the team physician for Vail Mountain School and Vail Christian School. He also provides medical care for local sporting events including the Teva Mountain Games, Vail Lacrosse Tournament, and Vail Rugby tournament. Before moving to the Vail Valley, he worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the largest medical association for musculoskeletal specialists. Its fellows have completed four years of medical school and five years of specialty study in orthopaedics in an accredited residency program, passed a comprehensive oral and written exam, and been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Upon completing his orthopaedic residency, Cunningham took on an additional one year sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a leader in sports medicine research.


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