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Steven B. Cannady, MD

Steven B. Cannady, MD Physician

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

Dr. Cannady is employed by Penn Medicine.

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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
  • Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy
  • Mouth Cancer (Oral Cancer)
  • Nasal Cancer
  • Neck Masses and Lumps
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Nose Reconstruction Surgery
  • Oral Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Oral Lesions (Mouth Lesions)
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Paraganglioma
  • Parathyroid Gland Removal Surgery (Parathyroidectomy)
  • Parathyroid Tumor
  • Parathyroid Venous Sampling (PAVS)
  • 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
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

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


American Academy of Otolaryngology, International American Head and Neck Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Cannady is employed by Penn Medicine.

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:

Hatten KM, Brody RM, Weinstein GS, Newman JG, Bur AM, Chalian AA, OMalley BW Jr, Rassekh CH, Cannady SB: Defining the Role of Free Flaps for Transoral Robotic Surgery. Ann Plast Surg : 2017.

Helman SN, Brant JA, Moubayed SP, Newman JG, Cannady SB, Chai RL: Predictors of length of stay, reoperation, and readmission following total laryngectomy. Laryngoscope 127 (6): 1339-44,2017.

Pratyusha Yalamanchi, Orly Coblens, Meejin Ahn, Steven B. Cannady, Jason G. Nemwan.: A Rare Case of Odontoameloblastoma in the Geriatric Population. Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology, Hershey, PA : 2017.

McLaughlin EJ, Miller L, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Cannady SB, Miller CJ, Newman JG: Rate of regional nodal metastases of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in the immunosuppressed patient. Am J Otolaryngol 38 (3): 325-28,2017.

Cannady SB, Hatten KM, Bur AM, Brant J, Fischer JP, Newman JG, Chalian AA: Use of free tissue transfer in head and neck cancer surgery and risk of overall and serious complication(s): An American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Project analysis of free tissue transfer to the head and neck. Head Neck 39 (4): 702-707,2017.

Xu Q, Shanti RM, Zhang Q, Cannady SB, O'Malley BW, Le AD: A Gingiva-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Laden Porcine Small Intestinal Submucosa Extracellular Matrix Construct Promotes Myomucosal Regeneration of the Tongue. Tissue Eng Part A 23 (7-8): 301-312,2017.

Mulvey CL, Brant JA, Bur AM, Chen J, Fischer JP, Cannady SB, Newman JG: Complications Associated with Mortality after Head and Neck Surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 156 (3): 504-510,2017.

Hatten KM, O'Malley BW, Bur AM, Patel MR, Rassekh CH, Newman JG, Cannady SB, Chalian AA, Hodnett BL, Lin A, Lukens JN, Cohen RB, Bauml JM, Montone KT, Livolsi VA, Weinstein GS: Transoral Robotic Surgery-Assisted Endoscopy With Primary Site Detection and Treatment in Occult Mucosal Primaries. JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surg 143 (3): 267-273,2017.

William W. Thomas, Jason A. Brant, Jason G. Newman, Ara C. Chalian, Steven B. Cannady.: An Analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and Surgery for Osteoradionecrosis of the Head and Neck: Overview, Complications, and Readmissions Triological Sectional Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 1/19/17 : 2017.

Bur AM, Brant JA, Mulvey CL, Nicolli EA, Brody RM, Fischer JP, Cannady SB, Newman JG: Association of Clinical Risk Factors and Postoperative Complications With Unplanned Hospital Readmission After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 142 (12): 1184-1190,2016.

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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