Department: Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Specialties: Expert in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Interests: Complex ankle trauma, sports injuries, foot and ankle disorders (particularly arthritis, deformity correction, ankle key-hole surgery, bunion correction)
Prof. Dr. Les Cannon is a UK trained consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon.
He is English and studied medicine in London, qualifying as a doctor in 1991. He underwent general surgical training before starting higher training in orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Cannon underwent specialist foot and ankle training in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK. He then undertook a year in the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, Australia gaining experience in managing elite sportsmen and women. He was then appointed as a consultant in 2004.
Dr. Cannon spent 9 years working at the Royal Hospital Haslar and the Queen Alexandra Hospital on the south coast of England as a Trauma and Foot & Ankle surgeon.
He then moved to the UAE in 2013 and became Head of Orthopaedics at Mafraq Hospital, until 2016 when he moved to Healthpoint Hospital where he spent 5 years as a consultant and Education Lead.
Dr. Cannon also has an interest in medical education. He is a trainer of orthopaedic residents and a Royal College board examiner of orthopaedics in the UK and internationally. Additionally, he has been appointed as Professor of Surgery at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi.