Douglas A. Canning, MD

Douglas A. Canning, MD

Douglas A. Canning, MD, is Chief of the Division of Urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology.

Areas of Expertise: Bladder exstrophy, Complex Reconstruction, Epispadias, Exstrophy, Hypospadias, Kidney Transplantation, Posterior Urethral Valves, Quality improvement
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia, S. Goddard Blvd.
Phone: 215-590-2754

Background

Douglas A. Canning, MD, is Chief of the Division of Urology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of urology in surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology.

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, PA

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2018

Canning DA. Urinary Tract Infections in Children with Prenatal Hydronephrosis: A Risk Assessment from the Society for Fetal Urology Hydronephrosis Registry. J Urol. 2018 May;199(5):1101. PMID: 29677882

Canning DA. Risk of Adverse Health and Social Outcomes up to 50 Years after Wilms Tumor: The British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Urol. 2018 May;199(5):1100. PMID: 29677881

Canning DA. Assessing the Risk of Incident Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease after Exposure to Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Ureteroscopy. J Urol. 2018 May;199(5):1100. PMID: 29677880

Canning DA. Distinguishing Pediatric and Adolescent Renal Cell Carcinoma from Other Renal Malignancies. J Urol. 2018 May;199(5):1099-1101. PMID: 29677879 

Victoria T, Andronikou S, Bowen D, Laje P, Weiss DA, Johnson AM, Peranteau WH, Canning DA, Adzick NS. Fetal anterior abdominal wall defects: prenatal imaging by magnetic resonance imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Apr;48(4):499-512. PMID: 29550866

2017

Canning DA. Re: Newborn Exstrophy Closure without Osteotomy: Is There a Role? J Urol. 2017 May;197(5):1357. PMID: 29539957 

2016

Tong CC, Duffy KA, Chu DI, Weiss DA, Srinivasan AK, Canning DA, Kalish JM. Urological Findings in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome with chromosomal duplications of 11p15.5: 

Patel SR, Duckett P, Canning DA, Caldamone AA. C. Everett Koop: Pioneer in pediatric surgery, U.S. Surgeon General and early contributor to pediatric urology. Urology. 2016 Sep 16. pii: S0090-4295(16)30519-2. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.08.012. 

Chu DI, Canning DA, Tasian GE. Race and 30-Day Morbidity in Pediatric Urologic Surgery. Pediatrics 138(1), July 2016. pii: e20154574. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-4574. Epub 2016 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 27317576.

Chu DI, Canning DA, Tasian GE. Race and 30-Day Morbidity in Pediatric Urologic Surgery. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun 17. pii: e20154574. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract.

2015

Back SJ, Edgar JC, Canning DA, Darge K. Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography: in vitro evaluation of a second-generation ultrasound contrast agent for in vivo optimization. Pediatric Radiology 45(10):1496-505, September 2015.

Delgado J, Bedoya MA, Adeb M, Carson RH, Johnson AM, Khrichenko D, Canning DA, Darge K. Optimizing functional MR urography: prime time for a 30-minutes-or-less fMRU. Pediatric Radiology (45)9:133-143, August 2015.

Weiss DA, Butler SJ, Fesi J, Long CJ, Valentino RJ, Canning DA, Zderic SA. Putting the past behind us: Social stress-induced urinary retention can be overcome. Journal of Pediatric Urology 11(4):188-194, August 2015.

Lamin E, Weiss DA, Darge K, Dekio F, Canning DA. Growing renal mass: Lessons learned on the road from an atypical presentation to successful therapy. Urology Case Reports (3)5:157-160, June 2015.

Borer JG, Vasquez E, Canning DA, Kryger JV, Mitchell ME. An initial report of a novel multi-institutional bladder exstrophy consortium: A collaboration focused on primary surgery and subsequent care. Journal of Urology 193(5):1802-1807, May 2015.

2014

Long CJ, Butler S, Fesi J, Frank C, Canning DA, Zderic SA. Genetic or pharmacologic disruption of the calcineurin-nuclear factor of activated T-cells axis prevents social stress-induced voiding dysfunction in a murine model. Journal of Pediatric Urology 10(4):597-604, August 2014. 

Christman MS, Zderic SA, Canning DA, Kolon TF. Active surveillance of the adolescent with varicocele: predicting semen outcomes from ultrasound. Journal of Urology 191(5):1401-1406, May 2014.

Pulido JE, Furth SL, Zderic SA, Canning DA, Tasian GE. Renal parenchymal area and risk of ESRD in boys with posterior urethral valves. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 9(3):499-505, March 2014.

Partridge EA, Canning D, Long C, Peranteau WH, Hedrick HL, Adzick NS, Flake AW. Urologic and anorectal complications of sacrococcygeal teratomas: prenatal and postnatal predictors. Journal of Pediatric Surgery (1):139-142, January 2014. 

2013

Christman MS, Canning DA, Schast AP, Baluarte HJ, Kaplan BS. Renal transplantation into a diverted urinary system-Is it safe in children? Journal of Urology 190(2):678-682, August 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. Journal of Urology 188(4):1429-1435, October 2012.

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

Mesrobian HG, Canning DA. Surgical technique for antegrade dissection of the preputial vascular pedicle during hypospadias repair. Journal of Pediatric Urology 8(3):282-284, June 2012. 

Kraft KH, Bhargava N, Schast AW, Canning DA, Kolon TF. Histological examination of solitary contralateral descended testis in congenital absence of testis. Journal of Urology 187(2):676-680, February 2012.97. Kraft KH, Bhargava N, Schast AW, Canning DA, Kolon TF. Histological examination of solitary contralateral descended testis in congenital absence of testis. Journal of Urology 187(2):676-680, February 2012.

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

Bermudez DM, Canning DA, Liechty KW. Age and pro-inflammatory cytokine production: Wound-healing implications for scar-formation and the timing of genital surgery in boys. Journal of Pediatric Urology 7(3):324-331, June 2011.

Lambert S, Snyder HM III, Canning D.  The history of hypospadias and hypospadias repairs.  Urology 77(6):1277-1283, June 2011.

Abstracts

2016

Borer JG, Vasquez E, Lillehei CW, Kim Y, Canning DA, Kryger JV, Groth T, Weiss DA, Shukla AR, Mitchell ME. Two-stage cloacal exstrophy closure in a male: A case from the Multi-Institutional Bladder Exstrophy Consortium (MIBEC). Presented at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA May 2016.

Ward J, Chu D, Van Batavia J, Shukla A, Weiss D, Borer J, Vasquez E, Kryger J, Groth T, Mitchell M, Canning D. Multi-Institutional Bladder Exstrophy Consortium: Technical standardization of distal epispadias repair in a boy. Presented at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA May 2016.

2015

Borer JG, Vasquez E, Canning DA, Kryger JV, Groth T, Weiss D, Shukla A, Bellows A, Mitchell ME. The multi-institutional bladder exstrophy consortium: Technical standardization of complete primary repair of exstrophy in the girl. Presented at the 26th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU), Prague, Czech Republic October 2015.

Borer JG, Vasquez E, Canning DA, Kryger JV, Bellows A, Logvinenko T, Weiss D, Groth T, Sack B, Shukla A, Mitchell M. The effect of timing of complete primary repair of bladder exstrophy on the need for inguinal hernia repair. Presented at the 26th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU), Prague, Czech Republic October 2015.

Borer J, Vasquez E, Canning DA, Kryger J, Bellows A, Weiss D, Groth T, Shukla A, Mitchell M. Short-term outcomes of the multi-institutional bladder exstrophy consortium: Successes and complications in the first two years of collaboration. Presented at the 26th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU), Prague, Czech Republic October 2015.

Weiss D, Canning DA, Borer J, Vasquez E, Diamond D, Groth T, Shukla A, Kryger J, Mitchell M. Striving for excellence in bladder exstrophy care: What does it cost to collaborate? Presented at the 26th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU), Prague, Czech Republic October 2015.

Borer JG, Vasquez E, Canning DA, Kryger JV, Weiss D, Groth T, Shukla A, Bellows A, Mitchell ME. The multi-institutional bladder exstrophy consortium: Technical standardization of complete primary repair of exstrophy in the boy. Presented at the 26th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU), Prague, Czech Republic October 2015.

Chu D, Canning DA, Tasian G. Opportunities for quality improvement and outcome measurement in pediatric urology. Presented at the 26th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU), Prague, Czech Republic October 2015.

Kolon T, Zderic S, Shukla A, Srinivasan A, Tasian G, Weiss D, Long, Canning DA. The natural history of semen parameters in untreated varicocele patients. Presented at the 26th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU), Prague, Czech Republic October 2015.

Kolon T, Zderic S, Shukla, A, Srinivasan AK, Tasian G, Weiss D, Long C, Canning DA. Does varicocelectomy improve adolescent semen parameters? Presented at the 26th Congress of the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU), Prague, Czech Republic October 2015.

Borer JG, Vasquez E, Schaeffer AJ, Canning DA, Kryger JV, Mitchell ME. Multi-institutional bladder exstrophy consortium: Complete primary repair of exstrophy. Presented at the American Urological Association, New Orleans, LA, May 2015.

Books

Books

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

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

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

Chapters

2014

Kim SS, Austin JC, Canning DA. Congenital megaureter.  In Rabinowitz R, Hulbert WC, & Mevorach RA (eds) Pediatric Urology for the Primary Care Physician, New York: Springer Press, 2014, 67-73.

2012

Canning DA, Lambert SM:  Evaluation of the pediatric urology patient.  Chap. 115 in Wein AJ, Kavoussi LR, Novick AC, Partin AW, Peters CA (eds):  Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th Edition.  Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2012, 3067-3084.

2010

Canning DA, Lambert SM:  Evaluation of the pediatric urology patient.  Chap. 115 in Wein AJ, Kavoussi LR, Novick AC, Partin AW, Peters CA (eds):  Campbell-Walsh Urology, 10th Edition.  Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2012, 3067-3084.

White SE, Canning DA:  Sacral agenesis, urologic considerations.  In Gomella LG (ed): The 5-Minute Urology Consult, 2nd Edition.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010, 392-393.

Shaw T, Canning DA:  Renal dysplasia, hypodysplasia, and hypospadias.  In Gomella LG (ed): The 5-Minute Urology Consult, 2nd Edition.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010, 354-355.

Shaw T, Canning DA:  Renal dysplasia, hypodysplasia, and hypospadias.  In Gomella LG (ed): The 5-Minute Urology Consult, 2nd Edition.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010, 354-355.

Kraft K, Shuka A, Canning DA:  Hypospadias.  Urologic Clinics of North America. In Kolon TF (ed):  Urologic Clinics of North America, Volume 37(2). Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co., May 2010, 167-181.

2009

Duckett J, Canning DA:  Transverse tubularized preputial island flap.  Chap. 146 in Hinman F, Baskin LS (eds): Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2009, 722-725.

Steinhardt G, Canning DA:  Repair of circumcision injuries.  Chap. 157 in Hinman F, Baskin LS (eds): Hinman’s Atlas of Pediatric Urologic Surgery, Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2009, 784-786.

Tekgul S, Nijman R JM, Hoebeke P, Canning D, Bower W, Von Gontard A: Diagnosis and management of urinary incontinence in childhood.  Chap. 9 in Abrams P, Cardozo L, Khoury S, Wein A (eds): Incontinence, Paris: Health Publication Ltd, 2009, 701-792.

Chang AY, Canning DA: Pediatric urology and congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract.  Chap 18 in Barakat AM, Chesney RW (eds): Pediatric Nephrology for Primary Care, Elk Grove Village: American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009, 351-379.

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).

Posters and Presentations

Lectures by Invitation

2017

Jan 9-13, 2017 Participant, 9th Annual Exstrophy and Epispadias Workshop, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India.

2016

Sept 2, 2016 “Proximal Hypospadias Data at CHOP. We are not as Good as we Think?” Society for Pediatric Urologic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

July 20, 2016 “CHOP Malpractice Insurance and Lessons Learned.” Pediatric Grand Rounds, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

July 9, 2016 “Sexual Function in Young Adults and Adults with Bladder Exstrophy.” Invited Lectureship, The Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community, International Exstrophy Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

May 20, 2016 “Proximal Hypospadias – Are We as Good as We Say.” Visiting Professorship, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

May 19, 2016 “Bladder Exstrophy – The Power of a Team.” Visiting Professorship, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

May 4, 2016 “Is Epispadias Really Bladder Exstrophy?” Bladder Exstrophy Bootcamp, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

Mar 12, 2016 “Panel, Case Discussion of CAH Patients.” Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mar 11, 2016 Panel, “Managing Complications and Case Discussions of DSD Patients.” Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mar 11, 2016 Panel, “Managing Complications and Case Discussion of Complex Hypospadias.” Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mar 11, 2016 “Management of Complex Redo Hypospadias.” Pediatric Urology Workshop, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jan 7, 2016 “Hypospadias.” Urological Society of India 49th Annual Conference - AUA Lecture, Hyderabad, India.

Jan 7, 2016 Panel Discussion Participant, “Ambiguous Genitalia.” Urological Society of India 49th Annual Conference, Hyderabad, India.

2015

Oct 28, 2015  “Pediatric Urology Potpourri.” Medical Student Core Lecture, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Oct 16, 2015 “Long-term Follow-up of Hypospadias.” Society for Pediatric Urology lecture, European Society for Paediatric Urology Annual Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic. 

Sept 23, 2015 “A Team, a Coach, and a Three-Institution Commitment to a Difficult Surgical Problem.” Harry Leuchtag Visiting Professorship, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio.

Sept 22, 2015 “Hypospadias – An Evolution.” Harry Leuchtag Visiting Professorship, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio.

June 25, 2015 “When to Close Bladder Exstrophy.” Invited speaker, ABC webinar, 70-participant webinar run by Pamela Block’s ABE-C team which will be published and placed on the web.

June 4, 2015 “Bladder Exstrophy/Bladder Exstrophy - A Team, a Coach, and a 3 Institution Commitment to Solving a Reconstructive Challenge.” Surgical Grand Rounds, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

June 4, 2015 “Bladder Exstrophy/Bladder Exstrophy - A Team, a Coach, and a 3 Institution Commitment to Solving a Reconstructive Challenge.” Surgical Grand Rounds, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

April 22, 2015 “Bladder and Cloacal Exstrophy.” Neonatal Surgical Education Day, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

April 22, 2015 “Cloacal Anomalies.” Neonatal Surgical Education Day, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mar 19, 2015 “Bladder Exstrophy: The Pediatric Urology Challenge.” Neonatal Research Conference Grand Rounds, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mar 12, 2015 “Why I Still use Flaps in Complex Hypospadias Repair.” Visiting Professor, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York.

Mar 12, 2015 “Exstrophy Through the Prism of 27 Years.” Visiting Professor, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York.

Feb 5, 2015 “Consider osteotomy for epispadias.” 21st Annual Pediatric Urology Winter Forum, Telluride, Colorado.

Jan 29, 2015 “Management of cloaca and related conditions – the urologist’s perspective.” Surgical Grand Rounds, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Jan 12-18, 2015 Participant, 7th Annual Exstrophy and Epispadias Workshop, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India.

Jan 18, 2015 “My four worst exstrophy complications.” International Live Operative Workshop on Exstrophy-Epispadias Complex, Ahmedabad, India.

Jan 16, 2015 “The timing of bladder exstrophy.” International Live Operative Workshop on Exstrophy-Epispadias Complex, Ahmedabad, India.

2014

Nov 13, 2014 “Classic and Cloacal Exstrophy.” Pediatric Colorectal, Motility and Pelvic Reconstruction Conference, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Nov 13, 2014 “My Most Memorable Complication.” Pediatric Colorectal, Motility and Pelvic Reconstruction Conference, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Oct 22, 2014 “Pediatric Urology Potpourri.” Medical Student Core Lecture, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Oct 9, 2014 “Radiologic Aspects of the Exstrophy and Epispadias Complex.” Radiology Morning Rounds, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

May 18, 2014 State of the Art Lecture on Primary Hypospadias Repair: “Don’t Forget Flaps: They Still Play an Important Role in Proximal Hypospadias Repair.” Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons Scientific Session. Orlando, Florida.

May 14, 2014 “Surgical Techniques – Complete Primary Repair Exstrophy (CPRE).” Exstrophy Boot Camp, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

May 8, 2014 John Duckett Lecture: “Bladder Exstrophy: Observations Over 25 Years.” European Society for Pediatric Urology 25th Annual Congress, Innsbruck, Austria.

May 7, 2014 “Urology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Innovations in Teaching, Research, and Clinical Excellence.” European Society for Pediatric Urology 25th Annual Congress, Innsbruck, Austria.

May 7, 2014 “Manuscript Review: How do I do it?” European Society for Pediatric Urology 25th Annual Congress, Innsbruck, Austria.

Feb 17, 2014 “Back to the Future. An Old-Fashioned Rescue for Boys with Complex Hypospadias.” 20th Annual Pediatric Urology Winter Forum, Big Sky, Montana.

Feb 1, 2014 “PUV’s – Current Concepts in Management.” Urological Society of India 47th Annual Conference - AUA Lecture, New Delhi, India.

Jan 31, 2014 Panel Discussion Participant, H. S. Bhat Memorial Symposium, Urological Society of India 47th Annual Conference, New Delhi, India.

Jan 30, 2014 “Challenges of Transitioning Complex Pediatric Urology Patients to Adult Care.” Urological Society of India/American Urological Association Post-Graduate Course, New Delhi, India.

Jan 20, 2014 Grand Rounds, Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad, India.

Jan 14, 2014 “Finding Consensus in Confusion: The AAP Guidelines and Vesicoureteral Reflux.” CHOP Talks CME Lecture, Bucks County Specialty Care Center, Chalfont, PA.

2013

Oct 4, 2013 “Enuresis, Encopresis and Common Urologic Problems in Children.” Review Course for Residents, Congress of the American Confederation of Urology, Lima, Peru.

Oct 3, 2013 Bladder Exstrophy Panel Participant, Congress of the American Confederation of Urology, Lima, Peru.

Oct 2, 2013 “PUV-The Incision is the Easy Part.” Rosita Castillo Lecture, Ibero-American Society of Pediatric Urology Congress, Lima, Peru.

Aug 31, 2013 “Challenging Complications in Hypospadias Surgery and an Old Fashioned Solution.” Society of Paediatric Urological Surgeons Annual Meeting, London, England.

June 20, 2013 “Circumcision: Presentation, Procedure, and Pitfalls.” Visiting Professor CME Series, The Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Apr 29, 2013 Live Surgery: Female Bladder Exstrophy Closure. International Workshop on Management of Bladder Exstrophy and Epispadias, Casablanca, Morocco.

Apr 28, 2013 “What is the best time for primary closure of bladder and cloacal exstrophy ? Advantages and disadvantages of early closure.” International Workshop on Management of Bladder Exstrophy and Epispadias, Casablanca, Morocco.

Apr 26, 2013 Chair, Hypospadias-II Session, European Society for Pediatric Urology 24th Annual Congress, Genoa, Italy.

Mar 13, 2013 “Hypospadias and Evolution. One Man’s Journey Toward a Reliable Solution for the Problem of Reconstruction and Hypospadias.” Visiting Professor, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, Florida.

Mar 13, 2013 Presided over Case Conference. Visiting Professor, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, Florida.

School of Medicine, Sacramento, California.

2012

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, California. 

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

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 Amygdala Prevents Social Stress Induced Voiding Dysfunction.” Visiting Professor, UC Davis Children’s Hospital and School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA.

Awards and Honors

2016, The Society for Pediatric Radiology Thomas L. Slovis Award for Best Basic Science Paper, “Contrast-enhanced voiding urosonography: In vitro evaluation of a second generation ultrasound contrast agent for in vivo optimization.” In Pediatric Radiology, 59th Annual Meeting of The Society and the 7th SPR Conjoint Meeting & Exhibition, May 19, 2016.

2016, “America’s Most Honored Professionals” – The American Registry

2015, Urology Teacher of the Year Award, Urology Residents, State University of New York Downstate.

2014-2015, Top Doctors in the Delaware Valley Area – Delaware Valley Consumers’ Checkbook

2013, Peer selected in “Regional Top Doctors” – Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

2012, “Patients' Choice Award”

2011, 2015, Voted “Best Pediatric Urologist,” Main Line Today

2011, “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons,” Consumer’s Research Council of America

2010, Teaching Award, Urology Residents, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2008, “Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians,” Consumers’ Research Council of America

2006, Teaching Award, Urology Residents, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2006-2008, Marquis Who’s Who in America

2004, “Great Docs for Kids,” Main Line Today

2003, National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals

2003-2015, Peer selected in “America’s Top Doctors”, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.

2001-2015, Peer selected “Top Doctors” Philadelphia Magazine *nationally/ internationally known

1999-2015, Peer selected in "The Best Doctors In America", Woodward/White Publishers

1993, First Prize Research Competition, “Persistence of autologous fat in the rat bladder.”  R.D. Matthews, J.P. Christensen, D.A. Canning.  San Diego Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA.

1989, Society of Government Services Urology Award - Best Research Paper by a Staff Urologist," Endoscopic Correction of Vesicoureteral Reflux in Children using Glutaraldehyde Cross-Linked Bovine Collagen."

1986, Second Prize Case Presentation: "Right Upper Quadrant Mass in a Thirty-One Year Old."  Washington Urological Society Resident's Essay Competition. 

1985, First Prize Scientific Paper: "Prognostic Indicators in Stage I Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Carcinoma of the Testes."  Washington Urological Society Resident's Essay Competition. 

1984, Second Prize Scientific Paper: "Prognostic Indicators in Stage I Non-Seminomatous Testis Cancer."  James C. Kimbrough Memorial Award, Scottsdale, AZ.  

1984, First Prize Case Presentation: "Renal Vein Thrombosis in the Neonate."  Washington Urological Society Resident's Essay Competition.  

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
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
International Editorial Board, Arab Journal of Urology

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
Chairman, Conflicts of Interest Committee
Chief Executive Officers Search Committee, Department Head of Anesthesia
Chief Executive Officers Search Committee, Department Head of Radiology

Leadership and Memberships

International

European Society for Paediatric Urology, Corresponding Member (1998-present)

Société Internationale d'Urologie

Society for Pediatric Urologic Surgeons

National

American Academy of Pediatrics, Urology Section (Fellow)



American Academy of Pediatrics Urology Section Executive Committee (November 2010-present)



American Association of Clinical Urologists



American Association of Pediatric Urologists



American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons



American College of Surgeons, Fellow



American Medical Association



American Urological Association (Active Membership)



Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association



Pediatric Oncology Group, (Associate Member)



Society for Fetal Urology



Society of Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons



Society of Government Service Urologists



Society for Pediatric Urology

- Executive Board Member (2001-2005)

- President Elect (2015)

- President (2016)



Society of University Urologists

- President Elect (2014)

- President (2015)

- Past President (2016)

Clinical Society of Genitourinary Surgeons (2014)