Dr. Kanaan’s Philosophy:

At Wake Sports Medicine we focus entirely on non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments to relieve pain, promote healing, rehabilitate, and prevent future injuries. We also strongly feel that the key to a long and healthy lifestyle is to stay active, and we make every attempt to return patients to the recreational and competitive activities that they enjoy.

Dr. Matthew G. Kanaan

sports medicine physician

Originally raised in Raleigh, NC, Dr. Matt Kanaan is a board certified sports medicine physician / and knee pain specialist who received his medical residency training at Duke Medical Center. During his fellowship training at Duke Sports Medicine, Dr. Kanaan received special instruction in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound – a unique, state-of-the-art technology in the orthopedic field. While completing training in Primary Care Sports Medicine, Dr. Kanaan served as an assistant team physician for Duke Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse, as well as assisting with Elon University Football.  He has also volunteered with local endurance races such as the Raleigh 70.3, and Rock and Roll Marathon, and is an assistant professor with Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Kanaan is an avid researcher, publishing many research projects to advance the field of sports medicine. He is passionate about finding new, cutting-edge ways to help patients return to the activities they love through nonsurgical treatments. Dr. Kanaan enjoys a wide variety of sports, as well as traveling with his wife when he has time away from his practice.

CLINICAL INTERESTS 

– Nonsurgical techniques such as PRP, Stem Cell Therapy,  Ultrasound Guided Injections and Diagnostics,

the treatment of tendonitis, arthritis , and sports injuries.

EDUCATION & TRAININGsports medicine physicians

-Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC

PRIMARY CARE SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP

-Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC

MASTER’S CERTIFICATE IN CLINICAL LEADERSHIP

-Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC

IMG_1335_2RESIDENCY  (Chief Resident)

-Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC

INTERNSHIP

-Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton , FL

D.O.

-University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

M.S. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY w/ Focus on SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

-Liberty University Lynchburg, VA

B.S. Clinical / Experimental Psychology

-Florida State University Tallahassee, FL

A.A. Business / Communications

 

MEMBERSHIPS

American College of Sports Medicine

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

The Age of Ultrasound: It’s expanding role in Musculoskeletal Medicine. Kanaan M.  The Triangle Physician Magazine.  Sept. 2013

An Alternative Diagnosis of Shoulder Pain Visualized on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Deltoid Insertional Tendinopathy. Tabor, M. , Boggess B, Kanaan, M,  Toth, A,  Berkoff D . Journal of Athletic Enhancement. 2013, 2.4

Fibrin Glue as a Noninvasive Outpatient Treatment for Post-Arthroscopic Knee Seromas. Berkoff D, Kanaan M, Kamath G. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. ISSN 0942-2056. Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy. 2013

Medical Management of Youth Baseball and Softball Tournaments. Kanaan M, Ray T . Current Sports Medicine Reports. Vol 12- Issue 3.pg. 150-155. 2013

Bilateral Medial Tibial Stress Fractures Through the Physeal Scars. Siparsky P, Kanaan M ,Garret W. Duke Orthopedic Journal. 3(1) : 71-73. 2013