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


  • - Reconstructive Rearfoot/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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As of 6/8/2019, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

238 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
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Wouldn't have anyone to do surgery on my foot but Dr Cann...He is the best. Came for a second opinion from the first in FL....Dr Cann explained everything perfectly.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

will not ever go back to see doctor Cann : he gave me no respect or courtesy.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Didn't have any return phone calls. X-ray tech was great and Dr. Cann was helpful, polite, and efficient. I am very happy to have found him!

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Very thankful for Dr. Cann! He is very polite and efficient. I always feel he is truly concerned for my well being

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr,Cann is very professional, take time to listen to my concerns. I had another procedure done by Dr. Cann and had very remarkable results.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Would definitely recommend Dr. Cann

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

It felt like Dr. Cann was extremely busy during my appointment. I spent less than 5 minutes with him and he did not explain anything about my injury. He just let me know I would need a cast and I got the rest of the information after sending a message on MyChart

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

very pleased, the doctor explained things thoroughly.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

he's a great doctor and has been very available and accommodating

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

the doctor spent more time inputting notes than looking at my feet. then the nurse came in and tried to hurry him up I imagine for next appointment. this gives a patient a feeling of being rushed.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Doctor Cann was amazing! quickly diagnosed a problem i've been dealing with for years after several incorrect diagnoses, or no diagnoses at all. His calming manner, sense of humor and personable approach were fantastic.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Cann was extremely friendly and offered support for my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

As a Senior, I usually bring a 2nd person w/ me to listen...make sure I don t miss or forget anything when I come to the ClinicI want the Doctor to talk directly to me.......not my friend.. Small thing. but important to we seniors. Thank You

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

dr Cann is excellent on returning my call.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Dr cann was rude and walked out wile I was talking to him. He also talked over me when i was talking. He was rude.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019

the doctor was very good

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Dr Cann seemed very rushed. Didn't seem real concerned with my problem. Like it wasn't that important. Made comment about my weight which I felt was inappropriate

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Cann is a very understanding and knowledgeable doctor . He listens to your concerns and does all he can to make me comfortable . His assistant Janine is very nice and is very accommodating and prompt at getting back to me and making my appointments quickly.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Cann, listens to my concerns and try to help me understand and be comfortable during my treatment . He makes me feel at ease and asks how I'm feeling during and after my treatments with him.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr Cann's nurse is very good at listening and asking me questions about my circumstance and treatment needed. She's very prompt at returning my calls

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

I will and have recommended Dr Cann to others

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019

Dr Cann has the ideal bedside manner

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Cleveland Clinic has always been my first choice for Healthcare. Dr Cann is outstanding

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

My experience with Dr. Cann was Excellent and highly professional in its entirety .

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

My personal experience with Dr. Cann's assistance were very friendly, heartwarming and eager to accommodate my present needs. I felt like a family member in the office room.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

I very much like Dr Cann. he thoroughly exalted my foot cmade recommendations. took the time to listen to my complaints and was extremely personable. I would recommend him highly to family and friends.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2018

Dr. Cann is a true professional and very nice to deal with and completely understanding my foot issue. He is extremely knowledgeable and offered me several options for my toe.I appreciated his candor and honest approach based on my professinal/personal life balance. I have recommended Dr. Cann to family and friends.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

I had no delays and didn't even get settled into the waiting room before I was called back to an exam room and seen the doctor right away

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Provider prescribed medication that was an NSAID without looking at current medications I'm on

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

Dr. Cann listened very intently to what I had to say about my symptoms. He spent a lot of time with me explaining what my symptoms might be, and what I might do to resolve them. I feel like he is the first podiatrist that I have seen that provided meaningful feedback and options. I will highly recommend Dr. Cann to any of my family and friends. Excellent physician.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Would highly recommend Dr. John Cann to anyone

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

appointment was 45 minutes later than the scheduled morning time.I had separately scheduled my xray, which the doctor's office canceled without contacting me.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

dr Cann is amazing and would love it if he could be my PCP. He is always helpful with the issues I have with my ankles. He is extremely responsive and always willing to fit me into his schedule. I would describe his level of care for his patients above and beyond!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Cann answered all my questions and I felt, gave me the pure, unvarnished truth about my condition and my options going forward. I really appreciated this!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

I was on time for my 9 AM appointment. Dr. Cann saw me at approximately 9:45 AM. I thought by having an early appointment the physician would be on time and not 45 minutes behind schedule. The physician seemed very rushed, but the time he spent with me was okay.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Dr Cann made sure my request in my surgery and after care were fullfilled and respected.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

Dr. Cann and his staff are always excellent in both care and attention. I wish all of my doctors were as attentive and caring as Dr. Cann is.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Dr. Cann is very professional and very kind. I can not say one negative remark towards him.

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