Mark Cunningham, M.D., FACS

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Mark Cunningham is board certified in general surgery. After receiving both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from San Jose State University in California, Dr. Cunningham attended medical school at the St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Following graduation, he received his surgical training at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Education Program in Fresno, where he completed the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship. He has served on the faculty as an assistant clinical professor of surgery for five years.

Dr. Cunningham joined Valley Surgical Specialists in 2002. He performs general surgery with specialty focus on:

  • Advanced Laparoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Colon and Rectum
  • Esophagus and Stomach
  • Hernia
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreas
  • Thoracic (Lungs and Mediastinum)
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid 

Recognizing that patients are placing their trust in him, Dr. Cunningham’s approach to care is to treat each of his patients as if they’re part of his own family. This philosophy is the foundation to every consultation he gives and surgery he performs. He is committed to making sure patients understand the issue, have all of their questions answered and know that he’s going to be with them every step of the way.

Education and Certifications

Medical School

St. Louis University School of Medicine

Internship & Residency

University of California, San Francisco


University of California, San Francisco

Board Certified

General Surgery
Surgical Critical Care