Associate Professor of Medicine


Dr. Cheston Cunha MD, FACP, FIDSA is an attending in adult infectious diseases at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Brown University Alpert School of Medicine. Dr. Cunha obtained his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Brown University at the Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital. He also completed his fellowship in Infectious Disease at Brown University.

He has contributed over 45 articles and 70 book chapters to the medical literature. He serves as editor of the books: Antibiotic Essentials, Antimicrobial Stewardship: Principles & Practice, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Critical Care Medicine, and Schlossberg's Clinical Infectious Disease. He has received the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching award from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University as well as the Beckwith Family Teaching Award for Outstanding Teaching, the House Staff Award for Outstanding Teaching Consultant, and the Steven M. Opal Teaching Award. Dr. Cunha is the Medical Director of the Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. He acts as associate program director for the Infectious Disease Fellowship at Brown, and is Co-Course Leader of the Medical Student Infectious Disease Course.

Dr. Cunha’s clinical and research interests include general infectious diseases, antimicrobial therapy and stewardship, ancient plagues, PO therapy of infectious diseases, and fever of unknown origin (FUO).

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