Christopher J. Cannova, MD


Christopher J. Cannova, MD

Completing his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Georgetown University, Dr. Cannova followed this with a fellowship in Joint Reconstruction at the Hospital for Special Surgery/ Cornell University Medical Center in New York. This training included complex total joint replacement and revision of total joint surgery. In addition, Dr. Cannova is a specialty trained in the newest techniques of minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery including partial joint replacement, joint resurfacing, and alternative bearing joints. His areas of expertise are joint reconstruction and total joint replacement.


Joint Reconstruction and Total Joint Replacement


Dr. Cannova performs surgery at Suburban Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center, and Virginia Hospital Center.

Christopher J. Cannova, MD
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University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
BS in Biology (combined MD/BS)


University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO
Combined MD/BS 6yr program


Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC


Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY
Adult Reconstructive Surgery



Contact Details

Dr. Cannova holds clinic in both Bethesda, MD and Arlington, VA – please inform a representative when scheduling an appointment if you’d prefer a particular location.

You may contact Dr. Cannova via email.

This e-mail account is checked and responded to by Dr. Cannova’s medical assistant, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. This email WILL NOT be checked during evenings, weekends or holidays. Messages can also be sent through our Patient Portal.

This e-mail is not intended for emergencies or time-sensitive issues. Your message will typically receive a response within 48 hours. We appreciate your patience.

Surgery Scheduling for Dr. Cannova: Contact Stephanie Busch – email or call (240) 482-2403.

Please note, if you have an urgent medical issue or other urgent matter please call the main office at (301) 530-1010. An on-call doctor is available at this number during evenings, weekends and holidays.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your care.

Dr. Cannova Testimonial

The best run clinic and therapy in the entire Washington area. With grateful thanks!

- S.A.

Dr. Cannova Testimonial

Every aspect of my experience with Dr. Cannova was as good as you can get from start to finish. He is thoroughly professional and gifted as a surgeon. After two years my knee has no pain and reacts like the original knee. Friends couldn’t believe how quickly I returned to my usual activities. Given that I had been an athlete in my youth and had…

- P.K.

Dr. Cannova Testimonial

I cannot praise this clinic enough.  I had my initial knee replacement operation in 2002 in Virginia.  I decided to have my revision in 2019 in this clinic when I heard of the phenomenal work of Dr. Christopher Cannova. I was NOT disappointed!  The surgery was a great success, and the intervention above and beyond replacement was exemplary.  Diagnosed with osteolysis particle disease, I was…

- S.E.

Dr. Cannova Testimonial

Dr. Cannova replaced my hip in July. He is amazing in his skills and I felt comfortable and secure in the procedure, start to finish. The experience with Dr. Cannova and the entire staff was so positive that I returned to have my knee replaced as well in December. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Cannova and the entire staff. I highly recommend…

- S.F.

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