Dr. Kannen is board certified and fellowship trained in sports medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. He graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and completed medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kannen completed a family medicine residency at Summa Health Akron City Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of South Florida. Dr. Kannen has served as a team physician for Major and Minor League Baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, the University of South Florida, the Ironman triathlon, and local high school teams. He assists with annual physicals for the University of Tampa and provides high school sports medicine coverage in Hillsborough county.
Dr. Kannen cares for all musculoskeletal conditions in pediatric and adult populations. He has special interests in overuse injuries of the upper and lower extremity, endurance sports injuries, diagnostic ultrasound, and regenerative medicine treatments. Dr. Kannen also evaluates and treats patients with low bone density in a Bone Health clinic.
He is a member of numerous organizations including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Kannen cares for patients of all ages and activity levels. He understands patients come from many different backgrounds and education levels. He believes in teamwork with other caregivers to provide the highest level of care to get patients back to work or activities they enjoy. Dr. Kannen views exercise as medicine and promotes individual patient wellness in all aspects of his medical care.
Outside of the office, Dr. Kannen enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats. He also participates in outdoor activities including running, biking, pickleball, and golf. He loves to travel, watch movies, and cook.