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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

See publications for John Cann, DPM.

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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 6/11/2022, 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

170 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr Cann discussed surgery outcome and post op care.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

I'm a rerunning patient. Dr. Cann has my highest recommendation!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

My ratings apply to my visits and service with Dr. Cann and his staff only.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Simply the Very Best Foot Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Caan is one of the best doctors I have ever had. He is knowledgeable about the issues and offers a full picture when discussing treatment options.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Other than confirming the dx, and a brief query on how the injury may have happened, I felt there was very little discussion about the pros and cons of surgical/non-surgical repair. I had to consult an outside source for a more in-depth explanation of what my options were and the statistics of reinjury. I'm not even sure the physician knew my name.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Cann explains everything

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

I got an appointment quickly. Dr Cann was very receptive to my concerns and suggestions. He is an excellent communicator

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr Cann was very thorough and very caring

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr. Cann is caring and a brilliant surgeon. Very thankful for him.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Dr Cann was very respectful and thorough. Took the time to answer my many questions. Was very helpful. Soft spoken. Easy to feel comfortable around.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

I can't say enough about Dr Cann. He was very good in all aspects. This was my first visit and I hope he will be just as respectful and thorough the next time. He was easy to warm up to. Listened to all my questions. Did. It rush me.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Best doctor

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

All of the above rated high because I felt strongly about the doctor as well as his assistant for thoroughness and capability.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Would recommend for my procedure and handling of appointment. I went to Dr. Cann based on the referral from a friend. I would highly recommend him for many reasons from the onset of the first appointment through the stage I'm at now, which is one appointment past the actual surgery. He was very friendly besides.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Cann was very helpful in my understanding my issue.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr Caan is the best!!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Very good experience with Dr Cann. He answered all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable in my decision to proceed with elective surgery

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr. Cann is a wonderful doctor with such a great personality. He has such experience. That I chose to continue to go to him,

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022


Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Cann is the best!! Please do what you can to keep him happy!! I would not go to ANY other podiatrist!!

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr.Cann was really nice he did a awesome job on my feet, he referred me to Dr. Johnson glad I changed my foot Dr. To him and his team

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Dr. Cann and his team is AWSOME

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr. Cann is awesome! I have been a patient of his for nearly twenty years.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Cann did a great job.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

I had fractured my ankle and urgently needed an ortho, my previous ortho doesn't treat ankle fractures and regerred me to Dr Cann. First on 2/24 for which Dr Cann and staff called me immediately. 3/15 was my follow up. Thank you for prompt, friendly, professional care!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr Cann and staff stepped up to help me when I was in immediate need, and continue to give me exceptional care.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Cann was very friendly and listened to my concerns, explained the cause of my issues, and provided options to address my issue. I really appreciated that Dr. Cann did not try to push surgery since some doctors would push for that for financial reasons.

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