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
  • Internal medicine
  • Interventional cardiology
Conditions Treated
Services Provided