Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD

Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD

Ear Surgeon, Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor, Head and Neck Surgeon

4.8 out of 5  (344 ratings, 61 reviews)
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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I became fascinated by the intricacies of the inner ear early in my medical education. I quickly realized the importance of hearing to everyday interaction, and the difficulties that hearing loss can impose. As an otology and neurotology specialist, it is a privilege to serve people with ear, hearing and skull base disorders. I am passionate about providing medical and surgical care for hearing and balance problems and complex skull base tumors to people of all ages. Developing a strong doctor-patient relationship based on trust and mutual respect is one of the most rewarding aspects of my career. I believe that being empathetic and a good listener are valuable parts of the healing process, and ultimately lead to proper diagnosis and individualized treatment. It is also important that patients have a clear understanding of their condition and treatment options so they can make informed decisions. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two sons.

School of Medicine Department
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, 1996
RESIDENCY
Otolaryngology, Medical University of South Carolina, 2002
FELLOWSHIP
Otology-Neurotology, House Ear Clinic (California), 2004
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Otolaryngology, Neurotology
American Board of Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

Surgery of skull base tumors, including acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas), meningiomas, facial nerve neuromas and glomus tumors. Adult and pediatric surgical and medical management of chronic ear infections, cholesteatomas and eardrum perforations; management of sensorineural and conductive hearing loss including cochlear implants, BAHA implants, and implantable hearing aids; stapedectomy surgery for otosclerosis; management of Bell’s palsy and facial nerve disorders; treatment of dizziness and balance disorders including Meniere's disease, and benign positional vertigo.

PUBLICATIONS
View Calhoun Cunningham's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.8 out of 5 (344 ratings, 61 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.