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Douglas A. Canning, MD

Chief, Division of Urology

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

Specialties and Services

Practice Locations


MD - Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH


Surgery - Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD


Urology - Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD


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, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Urology

Year Appointed


Special Interests

Complex Reconstruction
Kidney Transplantation
Posterior Urethral Valves

Approach to Care

Dr. Canning is a leader in the field of pediatric urology whose area of expertise is the care of chronic, complex urological conditions in children. He is a dedicated 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 the most optimal outcomes for his patients. He places priority on helping families to understand their child’s condition, the treatment options, and the rationale for choosing one treatment over another. He is extremely well respected by his peers in the field, and is routinely asked to provide patient consultations, to present lectures, and to collaborate on projects with his colleagues.

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