Douglas A. Canning, MD

Douglas A. Canning, MD, is chief of the Division of Urology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Complex Reconstruction, Epispadias, Exstrophy, Hypospadias, Kidney Transplantation, Posterior Urethral Valves
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Abington; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Phone: 215-590-2754

  • Background

    Douglas A. Canning, MD, is Chief of the Division of Urology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Urology in Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Canning is a committed and caring physician who develops long-lasting relationships with his patients. He holds himself, and all members of the Urology team, to the highest standards of care to ensure optimal outcomes for patients. Dr. Canning and the entire Division of Urology make it their highest priority to help families understand their child’s condition and their treatment options.

    As an internationally recognized leader in pediatric urology, Dr. Canning earned his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his general urological residency training at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He then completed his pediatric urological fellowship training at The James B. Brady Urological Institute at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following a four-year military tour during which he was Director of Pediatric Urology at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, he returned to the east coast and joined the urology staff at CHOP in 1992. In 1997, Dr. Canning was appointed Director of the Division of Urology at CHOP. Shortly after his appointment, he was named to the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Chair in Pediatric Urologic Research.

    He is author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, three textbooks and more than 500 editorials in urology. He is a member of the Urological Survey Editorial Committee for the Journal of Urology. He is an internationally recognized expert in all areas of pediatric reconstructive urology with a particular interest in the care of children with complex urological conditions such as bladder and cloacal exstrophy, hypospadias, posterior urethral valves and genital anomalies in both sexes.

    Dr. Canning is a member of numerous national and international professional societies, including the Society for Pediatric Urology, the American Academy of Pediatrics section of Urology, the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons, the Society for Pediatric Urologic Surgery, the European Society for Paediatric Urology, and the Société Internationale d'Urologie.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH

    Internship

    Surgery - Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD

    Residency

    Urology - Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Urology - Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

    Additional Training

    Chiefs of Clinical Services Leadership Development Course, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Leadership Development Program, Wharton School of Business, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, P

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Urology
    Urology

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Chief, Division of Urology

    Professor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Conditions Treated
  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2009

    Mitchell M, Canning DA. Vesical exstrophy primary complete closure. In: Hinman F, Baskin LS, editors. Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2009. p. 377-388.

    Hanna M, Canning DA. Vascularized pedicle flaps. In: Hinman F, Baskin LS, editors. Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2009. p. 662-667.

    Duckett J, Canning DA. Transverse tubularized preputial island flap. In: Hinman F, Baskin LS, editors. Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2009. p. 722-725.

    Steinhardt G, Canning DA. Repair of circumcision injuries. In: Hinman F, Baskin LS, editors. Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2009. p. 784-786.

    2008

    Shukla A, Canning DA. Exstrophy of the bladder. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 5th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008. p. 316-317.

    Clement M, Canning DA. Hypospadias. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 5th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008. p. 436-437.

    2007

    Docimo SG, Canning DA, Khoury AE. The Kelalis-King-Belman Textbook of Clinical Pediatric Urology. London: Informa Healthcare UK Ltd; 2007. 1396 pages.

    Chang AY, Kirk J, Canning DA. Endoscopic approaches to the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux. In: Smith AD, Badlani G, Bagley D, Clayman RV, Docimo SG, Jordan GH, Kavoussi LR, Lee BR, Lingeman JE, Preminger GM, Segura JW, editors. Smith’s Textbook of Endurology, 2nd Edition. Hamilton, Ontario: BC Decker Inc; 2007. p. 795-805.

    Canning DA, Nguyen MT: Evaluation of the pediatric urology patient. In: Wein AJ, Kavoussi LR, Novick AC, Partin AW, Peters CA, editors. Campbell-Walsh Urology, 9th Edition. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2007. p. 3198-3216.

    Zderic SA, Canning DA. Posterior urethral valves. In: Docimo SG, Canning DA, Khoury AE, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman Textbook of Clinical Pediatric Urology. London: Informa Healthcare UK Ltd; 2007. p. 1059-1079.

    Snodgrass WT, Shukla AR, Canning DA. Hypospadias. In: Docimo SG, Canning DA, Khoury AE, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman Textbook of Clinical Pediatric Urology. London: Informa Healthcare UK Ltd; 2007. p. 205-1238.

    Casale P, Canning DA. Congenital anomalies. In: Hanno PM, Malkowicz SB, Wein AJ, editors. Penn Clinical Manual of Urology, Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2007. p. 893-918.

    2005

    Shukla A, Canning DA. Exstrophy of the bladder. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 4th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 370-371.

    Clement M, Canning DA. Hypospadias. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 4th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005. p. 72-473.

    2004

    Canning DA, Kolon TF. Pediatric Urology for the General Urologist, Urologic Clinics of North America, Volume 31. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company; 2004. 641 pages.

    Canning DA, Pavlock C. Hernia and hydrocele in boys. In: Caldamone AA, editor. Atlas of the Urologic Clinics of North America, Volume 12. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.; 2004. p. 1-13.

    Canning DA. Urological evaluation. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric Nephrology and Urology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 326-339.

    Canning DA, Kolu J, Meyers KEC. Vesicoureteral reflux. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers EKC, editors. Pediatric Nephrology and Urology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 340-345.

    Kiddoo DA, Carr MC, Dulczak S, Canning DA. Initial management of complex urological disorders: bladder exstrophy. In: Canning DA, Kolon TF, editors. Urologic Clinics of North America, Volume 31. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.; 2004. p. 417-426.

    Shukla AR, Patel RP, Canning DA. Hypospadias. In: Canning DA, Kolon TF, editors. Urologic Clinics of North America, Volume 31. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.; 2004. p. 445-460.

    2003

    Shukla A, Canning DA. Exstrophy of the bladder. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003. p. 362-363.

    Hutcheson JC, Stein R, Canning DA, Wein AJ, Chacko SK, Zderic SA. Murine in vitro whole bladder physiology. Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology; 2003. 539(Pt A) p. 337-345.

    Stein R, Gong C, Hutcheson J, Krasnopolsky L, Canning DA, Carr M, Zderic SA. The fate of urinary bladder smooth muscle after outlet obstruction: A role for the sarcoplasmic reticulum. [Review] Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology; 2003. 539(Pt B) p. 773-790.

    Canning DA, Snyder HM: Bladder exstrophy. In: Ziegler MM, Azizkhan RG, Weber TR, editors. Operative Pediatric Surgery. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; 2003. p. 887-902.

    Shukla AR, Patel RP, Canning DA. Hypospadias. In: Gearhart JP, editor.: Pediatric Urology. Totowa, NY: Humana Press Inc.; 2003. p.103-125.

    Merlini E, Canning DA. Ureteral duplications and ureteroceles. In: Vaughan ED, Perlmutter AP, editors. Atlas of Clinical Urology. Philadelphia: Current Medicine Inc.; 2003. p. 37-46.

    2002

    Zderic SA, Canning DA, Carr MC, Snyder HM. Pediatric Gender Assignment: A Critical Reappraisal. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers; 2002. 309 pages. 

    Canning DA, Koo HP. The female urethra. In: Gillenwater JY, Grayhack JT, Howards SS, Mitchell ME, editors. Adult and Pediatric Urology, 4th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002. p. 2359-2378.

    Canning DA. Evaluation of the pediatric urologic patient. In: Walsh PC, Retik AB, Vaughan ED, Wein AJ, editors. Campbell’s Urology, 8th Edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier Science; 2002. p. 1812-1832.

    Zderic SA, Canning DA, Carr MC, Kodman-Jones C, Snyder HM. The CHOP experience with cloacal exstrophy and gender reassignment. In: Zderic SA, Canning DA, Carr MC, Snyder HM, editors. Pediatric Gender Assignment: A Critical Reappraisal. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers; 2002. p. 135-147.

    2001

    Canning DA, Tarry WF. Snyder HM. Congenital anomalies. In: Hanno PM, Malkowicz SB, Wein AJ, editors. Clinical Manual of Urology, 3rd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.; 2001. p. 813-848.

    Wu HY, Canning DA. The “full valve-bladder syndrome.” In: McLorie GA, editor. Progress in Paediatric Urology, Volume 4. London: Penwel Publishers; 2001. p. 64-73.

    1999

    Macarak EJ, Zderic S, Snyder HM, Canning DA, Howard PS. The response of the bladder smooth muscle to increased bladder neck resistance. In: Gearhart JP, Mathews R, editors. The Exstrophy-Epispadias Complex: Research Concepts and Clinical Applications. New York: R. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers; 1999. p. 25-32.

    Canning DA, Lanchoney T, McKitty S, Zderic S, Snyder HM, Duckett JW. Bladder exstrophy closure without osteotomy in Philadelphia. In: Gearhart JP, Mathews R, editors. The Exstrophy-Epispadias Complex: Research Concepts and Clinical Applications. New York: R. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers; 1999. p. 77-82.

    1998

    Canning DA, Snyder HM. Mitrofanoff principle in reconstruction of the lower urinary tract. In: Libertino JA, editor. Reconstructive Urologic Surgery, 3rd edition. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.; 1998. p. 403-414.

    Canning DA. Continent urinary diversion. In: King LR, editor. Urologic Surgery in Infants and Children. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1998. p. 139-161.

    1996

    Canning DA. Koo HP. Duckett JW Anomalies of the bladder and cloaca. In: Gillenwater JY, Grayhack JT, Howards SS, Duckett JW, editors. Adult and Pediatric Urology, 3rd Edition. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.; 1996. p. 2445-2488.

    Canning DA. Endoscopic approaches to the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux. In: Bagley DH, Badlani GH, Clayman R, Jordan G, Kavoussi L, Lingeman JE, Preminger Gl, Segura, editors. Smith's Textbook of Endourology. St. Louis: Quality Medical Publishers; 1996. p. 1352-1375.

    1994

    Canning DA. Renal cell carcinoma in children. In: Seidmon, Hanno, Kaufman, editors. Current Urologic Therapy #3. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.; 1994. p. 96-98.

    1993

    Canning DA, Gearhart JP. Bladder exstrophy. In: Ashcraft K, Holder T, editors. Pediatric Surgery. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1993. Ch. 56.

    1991

    Burks DD, Markey BJ, Burkhard TK, Balsara ZN, Canning DA. Color Doppler sonography in scrotal disease. Video Journal of Color Flow Imaging; 1991 (Print and video).

    Burks DD, Markey BJ, Burkhard TK, Balsara ZN, Canning DA. Color Doppler sonography: Depiction of normal testicular vascular anatomy. Video Journal of Color Flow Imaging; 1991 (Print and video).

    Papers

    2013

    Christman MS, Canning DA, Schast AP, Baluarte HJ, Kaplan BM. Transplanting into a diverted system: Is it safe in children? J Urol. Epub 2013 Feb 14. doi:pii: S0022-5347(13)00288-7. 10.1016/j.juro.2013.02.019. Cited in PubMed; PMID 23416640. Read the abstract

    2012

    Kraft KH, Bhargava N, Schast AP, Canning DA, Kolon TF. Histological examination of solitary contralateral descended testis in congenital absence of the testis. J Urol. 2012 Feb;187(2):676-80. Epub 2011 Dec 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22177918. Read the abstract

    Kraft KH, Canning DA, Snyder HM 3rd, Kolon TF. Undescended testis histology correlation with adult hormone levels and semen analysis. J Urol. 2012 Oct;188(4 Suppl):1429-35. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.04.025. Epub 2012 Aug 17. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22906677. Read the abstract

    2011

    Kraft KH, Mucksavage P, Canning DA, Snyder HM III, Kolon TF. Histological findings in patients with cryptorchidism and testis-epididymis nonfusion. J Urol. 2011 Nov;186(5):2045-9. Epub 2011 Sep 23. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21944137. Read the abstract

    Chang AY, Sliwoski J, Butler S, Hearn G, Lassmann J, Chacko S, et al. Calcineurin mediates bladder wall remodeling secondary to partial outlet obstruction. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2011 Oct;301(4):F813-22. Epub 2011 Jul 20. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21775483. Read the abstract

    Kraft KH, Lambert SM, Snyder HM 3rd, Canning DA. Pyocele of the scrotum in the pediatric patient. J Pediatr Urol. Epub 2011 Nov 21. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22113002. Read the abstract

     

    Posters and Presentations

    2012

    Oct 10, 2012 “Pediatric Urology Potpourri.” Medical Student Core Lecture, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Oct 23, 2012 “Testicular Torsion: Observations and a Suggestion of Testicular Compartment Syndrome.” Visiting Professor, UC Davis Children’s Hospital and School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA.

    Oct 23, 2012 “Remembrances of Micturitions Past – Targeted Induction of CREBi to the Forebrain and Amygdalia Prevents Social Stress Induced Voiding Dysfunction.” Visiting Professor, UC Davis Children’s Hospital and School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA.
     

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    Editorial Consultant, Journal of Urology
    Editorial Consultant, Urology
    Editorial Consultant, Journal of Pediatric Surgery
    Editorial Consultant, Journal of Emergency Pediatrics
    Editorial Consultant, Medical and Pediatric Oncology
    Editorial Consultant, The Lancet
    Member, Editorial Committee of the Urological Survey Section, Journal of Urology
    Editorial Consultant, European Urology
    Associate Editor, Urologic Clinics of North America
    Editorial Consultant, Journal of Andrology
    Editorial Consultant, The Journal of Pediatrics
    Editorial Consultant, Pediatric Emergency Care
    Executive Committee Member, Journal of Pediatric Urology
    Editorial Consultant, Journal of Endourology
    Editorial Consultant, Pediatric Nephrology

    Academic Committees

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Chairman, Claims Review Committee
    Civic Center Ambulatory Facility Planning Committee
    Patient Access and Revenue Cycle Planning Committee
    Quality Improvement Board Committee
    Member, Patient Safety Committee
    Graduate Medical Education Committee
    Internal Reviewer, ACGME CHOP Fellowship programs
    Search Committee, General Counsel
    Search Committee, Chief Medical Officer

    Hospital Committees

    Immediate Past President, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Member, Healthcare and Health Status Subcommittee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Combined Board of Trustees