Adult Neurosurgery

Shannon P. McCanna, MD

Spine Surgeon

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 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 ā€“ Carmel
13345 Illinois St.
Carmel, IN 46032

Hospital Locations:

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

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


BS in Biology
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Internship, General Surgery
IU School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery

Residency, Neurological Surgery
IU School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery

Fellowship, Complex Spinal Surgery
IU School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery

Appointments & Positions:

Neurosurgeon, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine

Clinical Assistant Professor Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Licenses & Certification:

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

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

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

Advanced Trauma Life SupportĀ Certification

Advanced Cardiac Life SupportĀ Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery Written Boards

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

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical honor society ā€“ elected Junior year of medical school

Iron Key – Purdue University

Phi Beta Kappa ā€“ Purdue University


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