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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Lorain Orthopaedics
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Lorain Orthopaedics


Additional Locations


Avon Hospital

33300 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Avon, OH 44011
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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Reconstructive Foot And Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery Foot And Ankle
  • Surgical Treatment of the Foot
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Bunions
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures Malunion
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures Nonunion
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries
  • Foot And Ankle Ulcers
  • Foot Ankle Deformities
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Trauma
  • Hallux Valgus
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Spurs
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Sprained Ankle
View all 22 Specialties +


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About John Cann, DPM

John Cann, DPM, is a Surgical Podiatrist at Cleveland Clinic Lorain, and Kolczun and Kolczun Orthopaedics. He joined the Staff of Cleveland Clinic in 1999 and has been practicing in the Lorain, Ohio, community since 1992. 

Dr. Cann is a frequent lecturer at the local and national level. He is former Associate Professor of Surgical Anatomy at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. In 1994, he was named to the Who's Who of Business and Professionals. Dr. Cann is board-certified in foot and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery by the American College of Podiatric Medicine.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - California College of Podiatric Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA

Undergraduate - Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK USA

Additional Training

  • A.O. International Fellowship; Basel, Bern, Switzerland, 1991
  • External Rotation: observation of surgical techniques of Dr. Bernard Regnauld, Nantes, France, October 1990

Professional Highlights

  • Assistant Director of Podiatric Surgical Residency training, Community Health Partners Regional Medical Center, Lorain, Ohio


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery - Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery

Specialty Interests

General Podiatry, foot and ankle surgery, foot and ankle trauma, fractures and injuries of the foot and ankle, heel pain, reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine


  • Diplomate, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Ohio Podiatric Medical Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 6/11/2021, Dr. Cann has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

242 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Love Dr. Cann he is great.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr Cann is such a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

I want Dr. Cann to do my surgery!!! He is grounded...very important to me...and knowledgable.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr. Cann was personable. Explained the procedure, discussed pain and follow up appointments. Overall very nice.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr. Cann is excellent

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Excellant service provider

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Dr Cann is one of the very best doctors I have ever had! He is Great!!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Cann called me on his personal cell phone to see how I was doing. I thought that was great.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Thought Dr Cann was outstanding, however, my foot pain is still not resolved and I don't know how to proceed from here

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Amazing Dr and staff

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr Cann was absolutely the best. Very caring and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

I've had a very negative experience with Dr Cann. I went to him almost a year ago for surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in my foot, and a couple tears, and I gave him MRI results from the VA. He basically treated me as a walk in that didn't have a major injury, and put me on physical therapy, and when that obviously didn't repair the ruptured ligament, he kept putting it off and having me see other specialist to make sure I didn't have some kind of nerve issues, which isn't why I went to see him. Then his last appointment he said he wants to take out a subdular implant from my ankle to see if that helps... Lol... Seriously wouldn't recommend this guy to anyone.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

As described all throughout this survey, I came to the doctor with actual results from an MRI that had great pictures. I gave the doctor the paperwork that had the injuries listed in it, and I was treated as if that never existed, and I just sprained my foot. The VA wants to do multiple things for surgery, and I'm trying to avoid having bones fused. I think this doctor just didn't want to do the surgery I need/ needed, and was milking my insurance company for money for months while not actually treating me or helping me in any meaningful way.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

He is an amazing physician. Easy to talk to, and really listens to you.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

My new favorite physician.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Outstanding in every respect particularly the ability of Dr Cann to solve medical problem

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr Cann solved medical problem immediately and was one of the best doctors I ever visited in terms of professional service and communication

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

The very best care for my medical problem. Dr Cann was exceptional in every respect

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

One of the best visits I've ever had was with Dr Cann! Authentic and empathetic

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

Always a wonderful experience .. Dr. Cann and his staff are professional and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. John Cann was the truest professional and it was clear from his consult that he personally cared about my health and wellness.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Love Dr. Cann! He's an amazing doctor and I will continue to return to him if ever the need arises!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Great experience. Doctor Cann is very compassionate.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Dr Cann as been my dr for years excellent provider. Always cks charts before door entry with a warm hello!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Dr. Cann is wonderful! A true Professional!!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

I like dr can and would recommend him highly. He at least apologized for the hour delay I had.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr. Cann is an all around expectational physician.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

very kind professional and dedicated doctor

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

great doctor and staff

Reviewed on May 3, 2021


Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr Cann definitely explained the issues I have and very thoroughly showed me the procedures that will help me

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Cann is the best! Always making sure I understand what's going on from X-rays, procedure, healing, and recovery! I highly recommend him! Through the years Dr. Cann had changed my life with the outcome of my surgeries! My quality of life is better because he is such an extraordinary doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Cann was unable to address my specific issue due to my diabetes being out of control; however, he took a STRONG, eye contact with me as to why he could not take me for exploratory surgery and my main focus should be diabetes control. I needed his direct approach. he made me feel like he truly cared. Thank you Dr. Cann and I've taken your advice seriously.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Cann.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

I left there feeling as if my pain was minimized by the provider. I have struggled with this for years and feel he was dismissive.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr Cann provides his patients with his direct phone number. always responsive!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

Dr. Cann is great and always worth the wait. I have referred several people his way. He is clearly at the top of his field and is so kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

I have the utmost respect for Dr. Cann, I wished I would have gone to him sooner with my foot problems. He's the best...professional and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Great staff and doctor. i have already recommended him to family and friends.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr. Cann is very competent and professional. Also very good patient interaction and communication.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Dr. Cann was new to me, but I quickly realized I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

once I made connection with Dr. Cann, everything moved smoothly and rapidly. my toe amputation was due to infection and speedy action was necessary.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Cann was very thorough, a wonderful listener and helped me with a painful issue with my foot. I'm grateful for his time.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr.Cann for me was caring , informative , and compassionate in all he did for me .

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

An excellent provider who is professional and experienced and punctual and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

The staff and Dr Cann was wonderful!! Took time with me and explained my diagnosis, options, next steps and what to expect. high recommendation

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Great experience, thank you Dr. Cann.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Cann was very helpful. Solved my problem and answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr Cann was the third doctor that I have seen about my feet. He is the 1st to help me. He listened to me and gave me a complete examination.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Cann to 4 other people! He asks good questions, really listens to the answer and provides clear directions on next steps.

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