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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Ulcers
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Foot and Ankle Deformities
  • Foot and Ankle Fractures Malunion
  • Foot and Ankle Fractures Nonunion
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Trauma
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Spurs
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Sprained Ankle
View all 20 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

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

Undergraduate - Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

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 7/3/2024, Dr. Cann has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

291 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024

Dr. Cann us the BEST! Thus was 3rd post op visit and he examined thoroughly, explained portions of results, gave instructions for care until final visit. I am so grateful to be under his care. Very professional with such a pleasant and caring personality.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr. John Cann was phenomenal. I have never seen Dr. Cann I was referred to him by two different doctors. My first visit x-rays were done and I was told surgery needed to be done. I'm not one that jumps into something without weighing my options. I struggled with having the surgery with this doctor not knowing anything about him. I went for it and could not have been more pleased. Thank you Dr. Cann.

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

Dr. Cann listens, then goes above and beyond in his responses, thus earning the "Very Good" ratings.

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

Dr. Cann, Olivia, and the Sheffield staff earned the "Very Good" ratings.

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

Dr. Cann is the best! He truly goes the extra mile at every appointment to give you the care that you need. Can't recommend him enough.

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Dr Cann has been my orthopedic doctor since the mid-1990's. He is an exceptional doctor and an incredible human being. He is kind, caring, and always concerned about the overall health and well being of his patients. He's easy to talk to and he listens very well as you explain why you are in the office. When I was younger Dr Cann helped me through sports injuries. And since I have been an adult, Dr Cann has preformed 2 surgeries on my right ankle. And post surgeries, Dr Cann has been there for me to help me "walk" (literally and figuratively) through the recovery process. I carry his business cards in my wallet and I refer friends and family to Dr Cann often! I recently had another injury to my ankles and Dr Cann and his staff helped me to get an appointment quickly and were so attentive to my pain and concerns. To me, Dr Cann is the best doctor ever! I will never be able to say 'Thank You' enough for all that Dr Cann has done for me to help me with quality of life and the ability to continue to walk. Thank you, Dr Cann!!!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Great doctor. He's quite booked up.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

I've recommended him to my wife.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr. Cann is absolutely the best. Period..!!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr. Cann is great. He saved my quality of life with his surgical expertise. My ankle was a mess. I'm now on the road to walking and getting back to my gardens, fishing and just living. Could not be happier. Cleveland Clinic is the best and you are lucky to have John Cann.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Cann was very respectful, listened well and answered many question. Also, easy to get next appointment thru his office! Amazing doctor!!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr.Cann was very nice. He explained the injury and recovery time.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

I am thankful for dr Cann

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Thankful for Dr Cann

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Doctor Cann and his staff are amazing.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Every step of the way Dr. Cann listened to my concerns and addressed them appropriately. I always felt heard and validated. He is the BEST!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

During the entire process, from my first appointment to my post-op appointment, Dr. Cann and his team have showncare. I never once felt ignored or that my concerns were not taken seriously. They always made me feel in charge of my own health and well-being. Their amazing work reflects the true essence of the CCF. me exceptional

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

What Dr. CANN accomplish for me was truly a miracle. His skills are incredible!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Initial surgery appointment was hard to schedule due to Dr. Cann backlog which is understandable with his high demand.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Was very pleased with Dr Cann and his overall recommendations.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Everything about the doctor was amazing. He listened, excepted changes that I wanted to make, and informed the nurses of a request that I had wanted.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Cann spent a full hour with us, explaining everything clearly, & answering all of our questions. He was very kind & knowledgeable. We couldn't have had a better experience.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Cann was Physician. He listened to my concerns, provided options fir treatment, shiw3d Drayton so I could see cause of problems. Dr Cann provided surgical treatment fir ne 7 years ago. He Is a wonderful person and excellent Doctor. I fully trust him and confident my procedure will go well. I feel very fortunate and grateful to be under his care.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr. Cann is simply amazing!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr Cann is a good listener and clearly explains things

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr. Cann is a wonderful doctor. He knows just what to do and didn't hesitate to get me on the path to a fast recovery. Just love him!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Great experience with Dr and his helper great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Cann was the best! He saved my husband's life, I can't thank him enough!'

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I like Dr Cann very much. He was thorough, caring and educational.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr. Cann was amazing. From the minute he took my case on as a consult on a Saturday night in the ER through the follow-up Monday morning for scheduling to the office visit Tuesday he was absolutely focused, conscientious, personable, thorough, available, competent, and concerned.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr Cann is one of the best! He listens to what you have to say. He makes sure you get the best possible care and result. Hands down the best and I'm very grateful he's my Dr!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

I've already referred people to Dr. Cann. He is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

The Dr. Took the time to review my MRI personally. He's working to solve an on-going problem that has persisted for over 2 years. He came up with some options 3 other docs have not tried. It may not be successful - but at least it's giving me an optimistic view and some hope.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Again, demand is probably exceeding capacity. This doc came highly recommended by another physician - so he's obviously well-respected by his peers.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Cann is caring and friendly.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Cann was knowledgeable, he knew exactly what to do. My feet haven't felt this good in years!!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Cann has been excellent during both of my appointments with him. I have complete faith in his ability to resolve my issue and his interactions with me have eased my fears around surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Would recommend him to anyoneI would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr Cann is the most competent, caring, and considerate doctor we have ever seen.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Cann is an exceptional Doctor, aside from his medical skills, his attitude, compassion, his bedside manner is without question the best I have ever experienced.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Cann is simply amazing!!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Cann is an excellent doctor. He truly cares about you beyond the reason for the visit. Can't recommend him enough!!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr Cann has great bedside manner. Felt very comfortable

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Cann is very professional and extremely knowledgeable of his profession. He is very polite and always very helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr.Cann is Very attentive, always smiling and welcoming -it's a rarity with physicians these days! We like him a lot!!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

This was my first visit. I really liked him as a doctor and as a person

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Took the time to explain all options and answer all questions; showed understanding and concern for my Individual situation and the risks/benefits of different treatment approaches; was very access pre and post procedure. Would highly recommend Dr. Cann!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr Cann great bedside manner!!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

I really like Dr Cann. He's very personable and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Cann was extremely professional and knowledgeable..making me very confident in his abilities.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Cann is awesome

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Cann and the other workers were awesome. Dr. Cann has excellent ability to explain the process of healing post- surgical broken bone,,offers re-assurance and is very kind with his time during the appt .

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr Cann had been highly recommended. I was not disappointed!!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Canon was wonderful and quickly understood my pain, and offered solutions. He explained what might happen, so I understood what the future might look like (with arthritis, tendinitis, etc)

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Vann is the greatest

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Cann continues to go above and beyond all expectations.

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