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Jeffrey T. Kannen, D.O., M.S.

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I receive satisfaction from helping my patients improve with evidence-based treatments and return to a healthy level of function.

Dr. Kannen is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Akron, Ohio where he grew up participating in various sports including soccer, baseball, and cross country. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He completed medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He returned to his hometown to complete residency in Family Medicine at Summa Health Akron City Hospital. He completed fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of South Florida. He has served as a team physician for Major and Minor League Baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies, as well as Ironman triathlon, University of South Florida, and local high school teams.

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.

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. He also views and treats each patient as one of his own family.

Outside of the office, Dr. Kannen enjoys spending time with his wife Christelle and two cats. He also participates in outdoor activities including running, biking, swimming and golf. He loves to travel, watch movies, and eat at local restaurants.


Dr. Kannen was very reassuring of my recovery from this injury. He made me feel at ease. Thank you.

Michael B.

Got in on time. Dr. Kannen was very attentive and took the time to listen to my problem. Explained everything and allowed my input. If I have any more problems would definitely see him again. Also, the office staff and nurses were top-notch.

Bob H.

Dr. Kannen was great. I was seen within 3 minutes of walking through the door, and he took all the time needed to explain what my issue was and also walked me through the ultrasound on my heel. The x-ray tech Rene was super nice too.

Cote C.

I had an appointment with orthopedic Dr. Jeffrey Kannen for pain in both knees when I walked. I thought Dr. Kannen was excellent. All office staff were wearing face masks which I really appreciated, and they require all patients to wear them. The waiting room is very large with lots of seating, which gives you the opportunity to sit far away from others if you choose to. The forms I had to fill out online I felt were asking repetitive and redundant questions. The forms seemed overly lengthy. However, when I got to Dr. Kannen’s office, the check-in was very fast. The office staff and medical assistants were extremely organized. About a half dozen x-rays were taken of my knees. All staff members and Dr. Kannen were very friendly and professional, which I really appreciated. I was able to see Dr. Kannen very quickly after the x-rays were taken. He showed me some exercises I could do to help strengthen my knees. He also prescribed medical knee support braces for when I walk. An assistant showed me different knee braces and helped me pick out the correct size. I actually walked out wearing my new support braces. Because I received a professional fitting, the knee support braces were very comfortable, and I could feel tremendous support exactly where I needed it on the inside part of each knee. I only had a $5 copay, and Dr. Kannen’s staff confirmed that my insurance paid 100% of the knee support braces, so there was no cost to me. I feel it would be nice if they would streamline the online check-in forms. But overall, I thought Dr. Kannen and his staff at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute were excellent. I would highly recommend Dr. Kannen.

Don S.


  • Fellowship, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Residency, Summa Health Akron City Hospital Family Medicine
  • Medical School, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

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