Michael S. Cann

USC Associate Physician – Orthopaedic Surgery
Michael S. Cann, MD

Areas of treatment:

Basic hand and foot conditions
Basic spine
Joint replacement surgery
Sports medicine/arthroscopic surgery
Upper and lower extremity problems (shoulder, hip, knee, ankle)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery


  • English

Michael S. Cann, MD

USC Associate Physician – Orthopaedic Surgery

Practicing location:

  • Keck Medicine of USC – Glendale

About this doctor:

Dr. Cann is known for meticulous surgical technique and very low infection and complication rates, specializing in joint replacement surgery and sports medicine/arthroscopic surgery.

Dr. Cann studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, earning his MD in 1971. He received the Thomas G. Orr Award as the outstanding senior medical student in surgery, and was awarded the Russell Haden Medal for outstanding research by a medical student. He was granted membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1970.

He began his postgraduate training as a straight surgery intern at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed a year of residency in general surgery, then was appointed Clinical Associate in Surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute at the National Institutes of Health. There he participated in clinical and research trials utilizing the first tissue (porcine) heart valves, and other clinical and research work in cardiovascular surgery.

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Dr. Cann returned to the University of California, San Francisco, in 1975 to pursue orthopaedic surgery, as UCSF was at the forefront of joint replacement surgery, as well as sports medicine and orthopaedic trauma. He worked briefly in Colorado before settling in Southern California, where he has practiced since 1979.

Dr. Cann practices at USC Orthopedic Surgery Associates at Keck Medicine of USC – 1808 Verdugo Blvd., Suite 112, in Glendale.


BS, University of Kansas, Mathematics, 1967
MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1971


H.C. Moffitt Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, Straight Surgery, 1971-1972


University of California, San Francisco, General Surgery, 1972-1973
University of California, San Francisco, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1975-1978


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1980

Professional society memberships:

Pi Mu Epsilon, 1967
Omicron Delta Kappa, 1967
Phi Beta Kappa, 1967
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1970
LeRoy C. Abbott Society (UCSF), 1978
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1983


Thomas G. Orr Award for Outstanding Senior Medical Student in Surgery, 1971
Russell Haden Medal for Outstanding Research by a Medical Student, 1971