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Michael B. Canales, DPM



Sports Medicine
Trauma Injuries
Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery


Bachelor's Degree:

Bachelor of Science, Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University

Podiatry School:

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine


Residency Training, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio


University Hospitals Parma Medical Center


American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

About the Physician

Raised in Rochester, New York, Dr. Canales was a member of The Ohio State University's National Championship Gymnastics Team in 1996 and served as team captain for the Buckeyes from 1997 through 1999.  A former- U.S. Junior National Gymnastics Team Member and Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor Finalist, Dr. Canales graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Molecular Genetics.

Dr. Canales has a special interest in foot and ankle sports medicine and reconstructive surgery.  He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered over 200 lectures nationally relevant to foot & ankle surgery. In 2014 he was elected Doctor of the Year at St. Vincent Medical Center and was the first surgeon to perform a mobile-bearing total ankle replacement in the 150-year hospital history of St. Vincent.
Despite completing his competitive career over 20 years ago, Dr. Canales continues to participate in gymnastics and has performed in an unprecedented number of consecutive Ohio State Alumni Gymnastics Exhibitions.  He’s a medical contributor for International Gymnast Magazine and co-owner of Dominique Moceanu Gymnastics Center alongside his 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning wife, Dominique Moceanu.  Dr. Canales, his wife and three children reside in Hinckley, Ohio.

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  1. 6701 Rockside Road, 100
    Independence, Ohio 44131

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