Sarah Cunningham, DO

  • First Year Resident

Are you in a special track or focus during your residency?

Sports Medicine and Research

Why did you choose UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program? Why Pittsburgh?

I was previously employed at UPMC Shadyside as a researcher prior to matriculating into medical school. I had a delightful experience and wanted to return. UPMC Family Medicine Residency tailors its’ education to their residents. They become well-rounded, competent physicians with the ability to pursue personal interests in medicine.  I believe that the city of Pittsburgh is a hidden jewel. I am very excited to have the opportunity to return to this great city and practice medicine.

What are your goals while here in the residency program? How will this prepare you to be an excellent physician?

My goal is to become a well-rounded, competent family medicine physician. I believe that qualified family medicine physicians are a vital aspect of healthcare. I also plan to conduct research and to pursue a sports medicine fellowship. Research has been a passion of mine, and I believe that it is essential for furthering quality healthcare. I enjoy sports and working with athletes, so a sports medicine fellowship is one of my educational goals.

Do you have any specials interests outside of the residency?

I enjoy athletics and outdoor activities. I recently completed a six day bicycling tour down the coast of California. I enjoy mountain biking, golf, softball, personal fitness, hunting, fishing, and hanging out at the lake. Of course, I will be tuning in to all the Steelers, Pirates and Pitt games!!!


West Middlesex, PA