Top Doctors 2011

The Main Line area’s best practitioners in 28 specialties, as voted by thousands of their peers in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

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Urology (Pediatric & Adolescent): Dr. Douglas A. Canning

Photo by Jared Castaldi

CHOP Pediatric & Adolescent Specialty Care Center King of Prussia, 210 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia; (610) 337-3232,

Education: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: U.S. Naval Hospital
Years in practice: 23
Recent advancements in his field: “Major reconstruction is becoming much more commonplace. Our ability to correct even the most complex defects—like major bladder, kidney and genital defects—with better outcomes and shorter hospital stays is improving each year.”
What he does for fun: “I enjoy spending time with my 19-year-old son, my two 16-year-old daughters, and my wife. I love to fly-fish. I’ve skied my entire life and still enjoy ski racing. My son has forced me to become a golfer, but I’m more of a hacker.”
What drew him to his specialty: “Early on, I met a series of world-renowned pediatric urologists. Each was a great leader—charismatic and passionate about his work. I fell in with them, and that was it. I was hooked.”

If he wasn’t a doctor, he’d be: “Working to improve the delivery of healthcare throughout this country and the world as an administrator. If I couldn’t choose that, then perhaps forestry or teaching.”

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