Jacqueline Kannan, MD
Welcome to OrthoIllinois!
I hold a passion for helping improve people’s lives that took root while growing up in Marion, Ohio. My father was a physician and in my youth I was greatly influenced by his caring attitude toward treating patients and making a positive influence on their lives. His example strongly motivated and instilled in me a passion to follow in his career footsteps.
After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Sciences, I attended Northeast Ohio Medical University where I earned my medical degree. This was followed by an Internship at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio where I also completed my residency training. During this time I was exposed to all the various specialties within the field of medicine. I found myself most drawn to those that allowed me to care for a patient as a whole, rather than a single organ system.
Rheumatology attracted my attention as a specialty that addressed that desire. Arthritis and autoimmune diseases impact multiple parts of the body and can have a devastating effect on a patient’s quality of life. This specialty further appealed to me because it would allow me to also develop meaningful, long-lasting relationships with my patients due to the chronicity of these diseases.
Today, there are many great medication options that can significantly improve a patient’s day-to-day-life. In my practice I treat adult patients with many types of arthritis and autoimmune diseases, including osteoarthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and osteoporosis. But I hold a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis and gout. As a physician, I believe in shared decision making. There can be many options for treating a condition, but ultimately the decision should be based on reviewing research evidence for effectiveness and the patient’s comfort level before determining together the best course.
When I am not practicing medicine I enjoy golfing, watching movies, and spending time with my family and friends.
I look forward to the opportunity to work together with you to help you achieve a more pain free and better quality life.
Jacqueline Kannan, MD
|BACHELOR’S DEGREE||The University of Akron (Ohio)|
|MEDICAL DEGREE||Northeast Ohio Medical University|
|INTERNAL MEDICINE INTERNSHIP||Summa Health System/Northeast Ohio Medical University|
|INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY||Summa Health System/Northeast Ohio Medical University|
|RHEUMATOLOGY FELLOWSHIP||University of Illinois Hospital at Chicago|
Dr. Kannan and Ortho Illinois accept multiple insurance providers. To see a list of insurances accepted click here. Contact your insurance carrier for you specific plan details.
- Board-eligible, American Board of Rheumatology
- Board-certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Member, American Medical Association
- Member, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
- Member, American College of Physicians
- Member, American College of Rheumatology
- Member, Ohio Association of Rheumatology