Adult Neurosurgery

Shannon P. McCanna, MD

Dr. Shannon P. McCanna joined our practice in 2010. He completed his medical training, neurosurgery residency, and spine fellowship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. McCanna sees patients and performs surgery at St.Vincent Hospital Indianapolis.
Dr. McCanna is a board-certified neurosurgical specialist with a deep understanding of the delicate connection between the brain, spine, and nerves. He uses the full breadth of modern neurosurgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, to restore patients to good health. He also consults with patients on brain and peripheral nerve disorders and on routine back and neck pain accompanied by sciatica, weakness, or numbness. His true passion and subspecialty expertise lies in the treatment of the most serious and complex problems of the spine including tumors, infections, trauma, and spinal deformities with malalignment. As complex as these issues are, it is sometimes even more difficult to decide who will benefit and who may be hurt from an elective spinal surgery. Dr. McCanna is well versed in the non-operative treatment of all spinal conditions and is always looking for ways for his patients to improve through less-invasive means.

Office Locations:

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine – Carmel
13345 Illinois St.
Carmel, IN 46032

Hospital Locations:

St. Vincent Indianapolis
2001 W. 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Indiana Spine Hospital
13219 N. Meridian St.
Carmel, IN  46032

Education:

BS in Biology
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
1998

MD
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
2003

Internship, General Surgery
IU School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery
2003–2004

Residency, Neurological Surgery
IU School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery
2004–2009

Fellowship, Complex Spinal Surgery
IU School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery
2009–2010

Appointments & Positions:

Neurosurgeon, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
2012–present

Clinical Assistant Professor Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
2020-present

Licenses & Certification:

United States Medical Licensing Examination
Step 1, Pass/(253; 99th percentile)
2001

USMLE Step 2
Pass/(248; 94th percentile)
2002

USMLE Step 3
Pass/(242; 99th percentile)
2004

Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification
2003

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
2003

American Board of Neurological Surgery Written Boards
2007

Professional Organizations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

American Medical Association

Indiana State Medical Association

Honors, Awards, Achievements:

Surgery Honors Program
Indiana University
2002

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical honor society – elected Junior year of medical school

Iron Key – Purdue University

Phi Beta Kappa – Purdue University

Specialties

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