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


  • 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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As of 5/4/2020, 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

198 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 4.7

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr Cann did some foot surgry on my foot 20 yrs ago was very satisfied. I have sent many friends to him

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr. Cann is a wonderful doctor and surgeon. All his former patients I have spoken to praises him as I do. I am also a return patient. Thank you Dr. Cann.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Cann to 3 different people that have already made appointments!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

polite, efficient, and effective. 5 stars for Dr cann.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

So glad that I have had Dr. Caan perform prior foot surgery and anticipated near future foot surgery. He is professional and personable.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Can is phenomenal! He is recommended as " the guy to series" by many friends and Senior citizens

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

good experience, Dr. Cann very friendly. I will return to see him again.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

has always been very good. I have a lot of trust and confidence with Dr.Cann

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

I like and trust Dr.Cann. He explains the issue at hand and all options. He always answers ANY and ALL questions I may have. I have never felt rushed. First class! Everyone I have dealt with at this clinic are friendly,helpful and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

dr explained that I no longer needed the boot and would use a lace up ankle support. none was brought to me before leaving. contacting via myChart for clarification I was told to wear the boot. I message back stating my confusion and I have not received a response as of today.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr, John Cann is AMAZING! We have never had a doctor treat us like they cared about my health as much as he does every time we speak.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. Cann is not only an excellent surgeon, he is extremely kind and caring. you are his number 1 priority.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

dr cann is truly one the best doctors I have seen...

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

He is the best doctor I have ever seen. He really listened to me and really showed care for my health. I was blown away by him. I wish he was a primary care physician then I might actually do my yearly check ups!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Received a call from Dr Cann and set appt. to be screen within 30 min.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

dr Cann was very professional, empathetic and thorough during the visit.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. Cann and staff are great! Always takes the time to answer all my questions and address my concerns. Very professional.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

I think dr Cann and his assistants are very good

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr. Cann is a great doctor very caring and very thorough and offering good advice for me that I needed. he found the problem that I55 was having with my heel hurting so bad when he looked under the padding of my shoe to see that there were spikes hitting by heal. no other doctor ever did this. He is the best podiatrist I have seen and I have seen at least three

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

i had an appointment the previous week and Dr Cann said he would call me in a day or two to check on complication and new medication. after a week I sent a message through my chart alerting him that medication not working and problem persisted. he sent a message later that night to text him a time to call me. I did at 8:36 the next morning. no phone call all day. I sent 2 more my chart messages over the next two days. we finally connected four days after my initial contact. since then communication has been excellent and he could not be more concerned or attentive

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr Cann is very attentive and shows great concern for me as a patient.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Cann called me back within a few days of my apt. to check & see how I was feeling.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

I liked Dr. Can very much. He is very caring, & knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Provider seemed rushed to the point where I was intimidated about asking further questions.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

I was very impressed with Dr. Cann. he was thorough and I walked away feeling like my issues were being taken care of. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

very nice personally. Everyone at the clinic are all wonderful. Especially my doctor, Dr. Cann

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Cann saw me within one day of my call. Incredible!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Saw doctor within one (one) day of request. Dr. Cann went out his way (and I believe he stayed late) to see me.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr.Canns office is very patient oriented and curteous

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr Cann and his staff are some of the most caring and and attentive providers I have ever dealt with. Wish all providers were like them

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Caan called me personally to give me the results of my CT scan the same day it was done

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

This was a pre-op visit. My husband came to my appointment, Dr. Caan answered all his questions about the surgery

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Cann is a superb physician. He is kind, caring, and both listens to the patient & cogently explains what is to be done.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

I felt that my problem was boring for the doctor and he was done with me before he walked in the room. I had other concerns and he didn't even give me a chance to discuss. I was actually asking question in the hall when he was leaving. I was very frustrated that my problem felt very boring to him but important to me

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

It seemed he contradicted himself in whether he was going to cast or resplint and whether I would return in 4 days as originally scheduled or in 2 weeks. These decisions should not be left to the patient in most cases as they do not have enough expertise in this area to make an informed decision. The nurse and dr. seemed to go back and forth on what was going to be better and more comfortable to manage for the patient.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

dr Cann is the nicest doctor!

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