Dr. Cannon, a native of Wichita, graduated from Wichita State University and received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Kansas City, Kansas in 1975. He was a resident for two years in Pathology, and subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita. In 1979, Dr. Cannon began a fellowship in Medical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and returned to Kansas to complete the fellowship program at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. Dr. Cannon entered private practice in Wichita in 1982, and joined the Cancer Center of Kansas in 1986. Dr. Cannon is certified by the American Board of Internal Medical in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Southwest Oncology Group, and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project. Dr. Cannon is active in clinical cancer research having served as a Principal Investigator of the Wichita NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), a National Cancer Institute sponsored research program.
Dr. Cannon is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita. After 30 years of service, Dr. Cannon has become synonymous with the mission of excellence and values at the core of the Cancer Center of Kansas patient care. He received the Physician Health Care Hero award in 2018, presented by the Wichita Business Journal, which honors individuals for their contributions to improving health care in Wichita and the surrounding area. Most recently, in 2021 Dr. Cannon was recognized by the Wichita Business Journal, for Excellence in Health Care – Cancer Care in the Physician category.
In December of 2021, Dr. Cannon retired from practicing medicine after 39 years, 35 of those which were dedicated to CCK. He now resides in Kansas City with his family. Although he no longer sees patients in our offices, he will always remain a part of the CCK family and legacy.