Biography & Education

Dr. Charles Cannan believes his most important role as a physician is to provide educated and compassionate care to all of his patients. “I will care for each patient as best I can, by today’s standards, and apply this to each person as an individual,” he says.

In his practice, Dr. Cannan enjoys combining science, technology and human interaction for the specific benefit of each individual patient. “This is the ‘art’ of medicine,” he says.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Dr. Cannan completed his internship at Cape Town’s Groote Schuur Hospital, where he served as an intern under the cardiologists involved with the world’s first human heart transplant. He completed his residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Dr. Cannan has a wife and two children. He is a former surfer and a lover of red wine, food and golf.
Areas of expertise


Medical degree: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Residency and Fellowship: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Care Locations

1111 NE 99th Ave., Suite 201
Portland, OR 97220
Fax 503-962-1005


Board Certifications
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Interventional cardiology
Conditions Treated


Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (53 Ratings, 7 Comments)


I am confident that I am good hands with this provider.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Dr. Cannan sped up time for referral to pulmonary. It started as a routine visit and ended up with more tests to diagnose the problems. Very good.
Providence Health & Services Patient

Providence heart clinic and Dr. Cannon are expert in this field of health care.
Providence Health & Services Patient

I WAs diagnosed with a heart condition. I would have appreciated more discussion of the prognosis for my condition .and also discussion of non medical treatments and things i could do as well as drugs used to relax heart. life style choices, help with weight loss, There seems to be a disconnect between what I am hearing from my GP Perhaps I need another appointment with this specialist and/or the gp and perhaps another GP. Iam somewhat confused right now
Providence Health & Services Patient

Excellent MD
Providence Health & Services Patient

Always a good experience
Providence Health & Services Patient

It was only very good care. Felt well care for.
Providence Health & Services Patient