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Featured Alumni Profile (July 2019)      

Alumna of the Month, Dr. Louis Cunningham

Alumnus of 2019Our Alumnus of the Month for July Dr. Louis Cunningham. Dr. Cunningham is a Board Certified Specialist in the field of cardiovascular disease and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. A Jackson native, he began his collegiate career at Lane College where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1973. After attending the Ohio State University during the 1973-'74 academic year, he entered medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, from which he earned his medical degree in 1979. While attending Meharry, he served as an assistant professor.

Dr. Cunningham completed his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Tulane Affiliated Hospital in New Orleans, LA and Hubbard Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee in June of 1982. At Hubbard, he served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine. Dr. Cunningham completed his Cardiology Fellowship at Harlem Hospital in New York City in June 1987. During his collegiate years, he received several honors and awards such as Cum Laude Graduate, 1973; Alpha Mega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1978; and the C.V. Mosby Award, 1979.

In 1993, Dr. Cunningham founded Mid-South Heart Center, PC., with offices in Bolivar, Camden, Parsons, and Paris, Tennessee. He is a member of St. Paul CME Church and a former member of the Lane College Board of Trustees.

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