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Tawana Cunningham, CNP

Tawana Cunningham, CNP

  • Specialty: Internal Medicine
  • Languages Spoken: English

Biography: Tawana Cunningham, CNP

Certifications & Memberships

  • NP - Adult Gerontology Acute Care - American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • NP - Family - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • NP – Adult Gerontology Primary Care - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


Professional Education | NP - Family
NP - Family - Ursuline College (2015 - 2016)

Professional Education | NP - Adult Health/Gerontology
NP - Adult Health/Gerontology - Kent State University (2020)

Professional Education | NP - Adult Health/Gerontology
NP - Adult Health/Gerontology - Kent State University (2015)

Kent State University (2011)


Tawana Cunningham, CNP, is a certified adult/gerontology nurse practitioner at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, specializing in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine.

She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Kent State University. Shortly after, she received her post-master’s certification in advanced pediatrics and became a certified family nurse practitioner. Tawana began working at University Hospitals in 2016 at Ahuja Medical Center as an observation nurse practitioner. In 2020, she received her certification in acute care as a nurse practitioner.

She began her nursing career as a med-surgical nurse in 2006. In that time, Tawana worked in the ICU, PACU and ED before becoming a nurse practitioner. She has also worked as adjunct faculty for nursing students at local colleges in the Northern Ohio area. Through her extensive experience, Tawana is passionate to provide exceptional care to patients and family members during their time of need and beyond.

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Tawana Cunningham did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.