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Steven B. Cannady, MD

Steven B. Cannady, MD Physician

Director, Microvascular Surgery and Education Assistant Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Cannady is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Otorhinolaryngology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Otolaryngology, 2009

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Repair
  • ENT Melanoma
  • Facial Nerve Grafts
  • Facial Nerve Rejuvenation
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy (Laryngeal Surgery)
  • Larynx Cancer
  • Lymph Node Enlargement
  • Lymphoma
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Lymph Node Mapping
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Nose Reconstruction Surgery
  • Oral Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Oral Lesions (Mouth Lesions)
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Paragangliomas
  • Parathyroid Gland Removal Surgery
  • Parathyroid Tumor
  • Parathyroid Venous Sampling (PAVS)
  • Parathyroidectomy (Parathyroid Gland Removal Surgery)
  • Parotid Gland Tumors
  • Parotid Surgery (Parotidectomy)
  • Pheocromocytoma
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Submandibular Tumor
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Lesions
  • Throat Mass/Lump
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tissue Flap Replacement Surgery
  • Tongue Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Ohio State University - College of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Cannady is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Beth Cottrill, Jason G Newman, Ara C Chalian, Steven B Cannady: Secondary Free-Flap Reconstruction in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors AAO-HNS Meeting, Dallas, TX : 2015.

Rachel Kominsky, Ara C Chalian, Jason G Newman, Steven B Cannady: Preclinical Design and Use of a Reusable Fibula Cutting Guide AAO-HNS Meeting, Dallas, TX : 2015.

Beth Cotrill, Jessica Peck, Punam Thakkar, Mark K Wax, Steven B Cannady: Secondary Clots in the Free-Flap Patient: Risk and Prophylaxis AAO-HNS Meeting, Dallas, TX : 2015.

Orly Coblens, Steven B Cannady: Microscope Versus Loupes AAO-HNS Meeting, Dallas, TX : 2015.

Wax MK, Futran ND, Rosenthal EL, Blackwell KE, Cannady S: Accidental Dropping or Misplacement of Free Flaps Laryngoscope 125 (8): 1807-10,2015.

Cannady SB, Lamarre E, Wax MK: Microvascular Reconstruction: Evidence-Based Procedures Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am 23 (3): 347-56,2015.

Cannady SB, Friedman O, Chalian AA, Newman JG, Cook T, Wax MK: Reconstruction of the Naso-Orbital-Ethmoid (NOE) Complex Using the Osteocutaneous Radial Forearm Flap (OCRFF) Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 152 (5): 827-31,2015.

Tiffany N. Chao, Christopher H. Rassekh, Steven B. Cannady, Laurie A. Loevner, Virginia A. Livolsi: Giant Parotid Carcinocarsinoma (True Malignant Mixed Tumor) Arising in a Pleomorphic Adenoma: Preservation of the Facial Nerve by Retrograde Dissection and Free Flap Reconstruction. North American Skull Base Society Meeting, Tampa, FL : 2015.

Wax MK, Futran ND, Rosenthal EL, Blackwell KE, Cannady S: Accidental Dropping or Misplacement of Free Flaps Western States Sectional Meeting : 2015.

Cannady SB, Wax MK: Overview of Free Flap Use in the Head and Neck Facial Paralysis: A Comprehensive Rehabilitative Approach : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine Washington Square
800 Walnut Street
18th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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