Staff Profile

Dr. Cunningham (nee Lubitz) is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Section head of the Massachusetts General Hospital Endocrine Surgery Unit, and the Associate Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment.

She received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan. She completed general surgery training at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical College. During residency, she studied the genetic basis of thyroid cancer as a part of the NCI-Surgical Oncology Research Training Program. She then completed her clinical endocrine surgery fellowship in 2010 at the Massachusetts General Hospital and obtained a Master of Public Health through the Harvard School of Public Health and was a fellow in the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Program in Cancer Outcomes Research Training. In 2015, Dr. Cunningham was one of the recipients of the Claflin Distinguished Scholars Award at MGH.

Dr. Cunningham is the Association of Endocrine Surgeons research committee chair and executive council member and the President of the Association of Academic Surgery. Her overarching research mission has been to improve the health and well-being of patients with benign and malignant endocrine-related diseases. She is the principal investigator of an NIH/NCI R-37 (R01-type merit award) award to examine the potential impact of new diagnostic technologies and personalized management strategies in patients with thyroid cancer using mathematical disease simulation modeling and an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award to develop a patient-reported instrument to assess thyroid-cancer specific quality of life.

Selected Publications

Kim, Erin; Sinco, Brandy R; Zhao, Joan; Fang, Yu; Cunningham, Carrie; Frank, Elena; Sen, Srijan; Bohnert, Amy; Hughes, Tasha M

Duration of New-Onset Depressive Symptoms During Medical Residency Journal Article

In: JAMA Netw Open, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. e2418082, 2024, ISSN: 2574-3805.

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Collins, Reagan A; Herman, Tianna; Snyder, Rebecca A; Haines, Krista L; Stey, Anne; Arora, Tania K; Geevarghese, Sunil K; Phillips, Joseph D; Vicente, Diego; Griggs, Cornelia L; McElroy, Imani E; Wall, Anji E; Hughes, Tasha M; Sen, Srijan; Valinejad, Jaber; Alban, Andres; Swan, J Shannon; Mercaldo, Nathaniel; Jalali, Mohammad S; Chhatwal, Jagpreet; Gazelle, G Scott; Rangel, Erika; Yang, Chi-Fu Jeffrey; Donelan, Karen; Gold, Jessica A; West, Colin P; Cunningham, Carrie

Unspoken Truths: Mental Health Among Academic Surgeons Journal Article

In: Ann Surg, vol. 279, iss. 3, pp. 429-436, 2024, ISSN: 1528-1140.

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Hughes, Tasha M; Collins, Reagan A; Cunningham, Carrie E

Depression and Suicide Among American Surgeons-A Grave Threat to the Surgeon Workforce Journal Article

In: JAMA Surg, vol. 159, iss. 1, pp. 7-8, 2024, ISSN: 2168-6262.

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Alzumaili, Bayan A; Krumeich, Lauren N; Collins, Reagan; Kravchenko, Timothy; Ababneh, Emad I; Fisch, Adam S; Faquin, William C; Nosé, Vania; Martinez-Lage, Maria; Randolph, Gregory W; Gartland, Rajshri M; Lubitz, Carrie C; Sadow, Peter M

A Comprehensive Study on the Diagnosis and Management of Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like Nuclear Features Journal Article

In: Thyroid, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 566–577, 2023, ISSN: 1557-9077.

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Collins, Reagan A; DiGennaro, Catherine; Beninato, Toni; Gartland, Rajshri M; Chaves, Natalia; Broekhuis, Jordan M; Reddy, Lekha; Lee, Jenna; Deimiller, Angelina; Alterio, Maeve M; Campbell, Michael J; Lee, Yeon Joo; Khilnani, Tyler K; Stewart, Latoya A; O'Brien, Mollie A; Alvarado, Miguel Valdivia Y; Zheng, Feibi; McAneny, David; Liou, Rachel; McManus, Catherine; Dream, Sophie Y; Wang, Tracy S; Yen, Tina W; Alhefdhi, Amal; Finnerty, Brendan M; Fahey, Thomas J; Graves, Claire E; Laird, Amanda M; Nehs, Matthew A; Drake, Frederick Thurston; Lee, James A; McHenry, Christopher R; James, Benjamin C; Pasieka, Janice L; Kuo, Jennifer H; Lubitz, Carrie Cunningham

Limited disease progression in endocrine surgery patients with treatment delays due to COVID-19 Journal Article

In: Surgery, vol. 173, no. 1, pp. 93–100, 2023, ISSN: 1532-7361.

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Frates, Beth; Cron, David; Lubitz, Carrie Cunningham; Boland, Genevieve; Srivastava, Sunita; Hodin, Richard A; Stephen, Antonia E; Carney, Kelsey; Phitayakorn, Roy

Incorporating Well-Being into Mentorship Meetings: A Case Demonstration at Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery a Harvard Medical School Affiliate Journal Article

In: Am J Lifestyle Med, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 213–215, 2023, ISSN: 1559-8284.

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DiGennaro, Catherine; Vahdat, Vahab; Jalali, Mohammad; Toumi, Asmae; Watson, Tina; Gazelle, G Scott; Mercaldo, Nathaniel; Lubitz, Carrie C

Assessing Bias and Limitations of Clinical Validation Studies of Molecular Diagnostic Tests for Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Journal Article

In: Thyroid, vol. 32, iss. 10, pp. 1144-1157, 2022, ISSN: 1557-9077.

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Panda, Nikhil; Solsky, Ian; Cauley, Christy; Lipsitz, Stuart; Desai, Eesha V.; Huang, Emily J.; Benjamin, Evan M.; Lubitz, Carrie C.; Onnela, Jukka-Pekka; Haynes, Alex B.

Smartphone-Based Assessment of Preoperative Decision Conflict and Postoperative Physical Activity Among Patients Undergoing Cancer Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study. Journal Article

In: Annals of surgery, vol. 276, iss. 1, pp. 193-199, 2022, ISSN: 1528-1140.

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Krumeich, Lauren N; Roses, Robert E; Kuo, Lindsay E; Lindeman, Brenessa M; Nehs, Matthew A; Tavakkoli, Ali; Parangi, Sareh; Hodin, Richard A; Fraker, Douglas L; James, Benjamin C; Wang, Tracy S; Solórzano, Carmen C; Lubitz, Carrie C; Wachtel, Heather

Survival After Adrenalectomy for Metastatic Lung Cancer Journal Article

In: Ann Surg Oncol, vol. 29, iss. 4, pp. 2571-2579, 2022, ISSN: 1534-4681.

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Krumeich, Lauren N; Roses, Robert E; Kuo, Lindsay E; Lindeman, Brenessa M; Nehs, Matthew A; Tavakkoli, Ali; Parangi, Sareh; Hodin, Richard A; Fraker, Douglas L; James, Benjamin C; Wang, Tracy S; Solórzano, Carmen C; Lubitz, Carrie C; Wachtel, Heather

ASO Visual Abstract: Survival After Adrenalectomy for Metastatic Lung Cancer Journal Article

In: Ann Surg Oncol, vol. 29, iss. 4, pp. 2580-2581, 2022, ISSN: 1534-4681.

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