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, and Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center.

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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 – by 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.

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