Kegan Cunniff, MDPhysiatrist
Dr. Kegan Cunniff is a board-certified, fellowship-trained physiatrist with a subspecialization in nonoperative interventional spine and musculoskeletal medicine. Dr. Cunniff is passionate about working with patients to reduce pain and maintain their physical functioning through a combination of fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided interventions, physical therapy, non-opioid medications, and variety of physical modalities. His main area of focus is the non-surgical management of neck, back, and peripheral joint pain. He also performs electrodiagnostic studies to help identify and localize a variety of peripheral nerve injuries.
A native Montanan, Dr. Cunniff was raised on his family’s apiary in Choteau, MT. His young years were spent enjoying the eastern front of the Rockies and working the family trade as a commercial beekeeper alongside his father and brother. These early years in agricultural work revealed to Dr. Cunniff at a young age the prevalence of chronic pain conditions affecting hard-working Montanans, and how the demands of running a farm or ranch can limit time for surgeries and long recovery periods. As such, Dr. Cunniff made it his mission to help people treat and manage their pain without surgery.
He completed his undergraduate studies at Carroll College in Helena where he met his wife, Mariah, before heading to medical school at the University of Washington. After medical school, Dr. Cunniff spent the next five years completing a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a fellowship in Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He became board certified with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2023 prior to returning home to Montana.
After spending half a decade in the sweltering Texas heat, the Cunniffs made a beeline back home to Montana to be closer to family, cooler temperatures, and the warm, welcoming people of the Big Sky state. While not at work, Dr. Cunniff enjoys golfing, trivia, traveling, meeting new people, watching and participating in various motorsports, beekeeping, and spending time with his wife and their two cats, Lieutenant Dan and Bubba.
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine – Montana WWAMI – Seattle, Washington. 2014-2018
Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. 2018-2022
Fellowship: Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. 2022-2023
Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – 2023
State Licensed: Montana
Joined Practice: 2023
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, AAPMR
- Spine International Society
- North American Spine Society