Lisa Cunningham

Lisa Cunningham, MD

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 108 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 37 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a colorectal surgeon, I'm passionate about providing patient-centered care and educating the next generation of physicians. I'm an advocate for my patients, which means I take the time to really listen to their needs and see the best ways to help each patient. I love providing specialty colorectal surgical care at Ohio State's East Hospital because many of our patients come from underserved communities.

I chose to stay in academic medicine because I enjoy teaching and the environment of inquiry and collegiality that is present when it comes to specialized care. Ohio State is the best place to receive treatment because there are so many excellent physicians here who provide comprehensive quality care to treat the whole patient, not just the disease. We are on the front lines of research and education, keeping up to date with current therapies. I serve on the Endoscopy Enterprise Council to continuously look for ways to improve patient care.

At the Ohio State College of Medicine, I'm an instructor for the Longitudinal Learning Program for first-year medical students as well as an instructor for third and fourth-year medical students during surgical rotations. I'm also very involved in surgery resident and colorectal surgery fellow education. I am passionate about teaching and am currently enrolled in the FAME Educator Development Program and will soon be starting a one-year Surgical Education Research Fellowship with the Association of Surgical Education while also maintaining my clinical duties.

When I'm not at work, I enjoy reading, crocheting, watching movies, gardening and hanging out with my two cats, Jackson and Grayson.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Crohn Disease
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Robotics
  • Colorectal Cancers
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Colon Cancers
  • Cecal Cancer
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
  • Gardner Syndrome
  • Sigmoid Cancer
  • Rectal Cancers
  • Anal Cancers
  • Chilaiditi Syndrome
  • Diverticulitis, Colonic
  • Colitis, Ischemic
  • Hirschsprung Disease
  • Megacolon
  • Megacolon, Toxic
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectocele
  • Colitis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Diverticulitis

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL
5/1/2009 - 5/18/2013


Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015


University of Florida-Jacksonville Radiology GME, Jacksonville, FL
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
8/1/2018 - 7/31/2019

Board Certification

American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Colon and Rectal Surgery


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

108 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023


  • Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

    Took time to explain at home care for me. Exactly how she wanted me to care for my Barbie butt.

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

    She's exceptional! Really a great doctor.

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

    Explained everything in a manner that was easy to understand. She made sure I felt safe and comfortable throughout the entire process.

  • Reviewed on Sep 17, 2023

    Great experience! She is a very caring, polite and highly professional.

  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

    She was amazing and really cared what I had to say and what I am going through. Has me on the right path to getting better.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2023

    Great care. Very intentive

  • Reviewed on Jul 30, 2023

    She is awsome

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Cunningham has reported no relationships with companies or entities.