February 8, 2017

Crain’s names St. Vincent Charity Medical Center surgeon one of “five to watch in health care”

Crain’s Cleveland Business named Michael Canales, D.P.M., a foot and ankle surgeon at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, to its “five to watch in health care” list in Northeast Ohio. The text of the Crain’s article is below.

It's no secret health care anchors Northeast Ohio's economy, and some of the region's brightest minds make that possible. In this feature, we're highlighting just a few of those up-and-comers and innovators who are helping shape the region's health care landscape.

It would be easy for Michael Canales to characterize winning a national championship with Ohio State University's gymnastics team as the pinnacle of his career, but it was simply part of his journey to becoming a top-notch foot and ankle surgeon. A gymnast himself, his interest in the study of podiatry was piqued by his own injuries. In fact, gymnastics and surgery aren't all that dissimilar, Canales said.

“Gymnastics is known as a sport, but there's also an artistic component to it that I've always been drawn to, always seeking perfection. Surgery is the same way with that attention to detail,” he said. Canales describes health care as “the great equalizer,” noting he serves everyone from the poor to CEOs. “It offers you a glimpse into the human experience sports can't provide.”

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.


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