- Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
- Residency at Southern Illinois University Affiliated Hospitals
- Board Certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
- American Society of Reproductive Medicine
- Wisconsin Society of Obstricians and Gynecologists
Dr. Cavanaugh is married and has three children and three Labradors. He enjoys hunting, golfing, relaxing at the lake, and being a volunteer swim coach.