Originally from Denver, Dr. Cunningham moved to Baltimore to be with his wife, where he trained at Hopkins and University of Maryland. Now Director of Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Saint Agnes Hospital, he has just published his second award-winning book of fun and educational poetry for children.
Your Body, Sick and Well: How Do You Know?
Dr. Steven Clark Cunningham was born in Denver, Colorado. After graduating from Creighton University with majors in chemistry and Spanish, he attended medical school at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Having finished his residency in general surgery at the University of Maryland and a fellowship in surgery of the liver and pancreas at Johns Hopkins University, he currently works as Director of Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery and Director of Research at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He has served as a contributing editor of Maryland Poetry Review and his poems have appeared in that journal. In addition, his work won both the literary arts contest sponsored by the magazine The New Physician and the chapbook contest sponsored by the Maryland State Poetry and Literary Society. His poems have also appeared in Chimeras, WordHouse Baltimore’s Literary Calendar, and in the anthologies Function at the Junction #2, Pasta Poetics, and Poems for Chromosomes. His first full-length book of children’s poetry, Dinosaur Name Poems (Three Conditions Press, 2009), won the 2009 Moonbeam Award in both the Children’s Poetry and the Spanish Language categories. His book, Your Body Sick and Well: How Do You Know? won several awards, including 1st Place in the CIPA EVVY Awards Contest, the Gold Medal Moonbeam Award and Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards.