Joel Canner, MD

Undergraduate: Juniata College
Medical School: Marshall University School of Medicine

Interests: Football, basketball, reading, movies, baking, and musicals
Pronouns: He/Him

I am Joel Canner and I am a Child Neurology resident at UVA. I grew up in State College, Pennsylvania and went to Juniata College. After college I swapped Huntingdon, PA for Huntington, WV where I worked in archaeology and worked events at Marshall University. I then decided to stay at Marshall for medical school. I have always enjoyed learning about the brain and went to medical school with a desire to do Neurology. In medical school I learned I love working with kids and found that Child neurology was the place I belong. Growing up in central Pennsylvania and traveling throughout many rural areas while working in archaeology, I developed a strong desire to provide medical care to rural areas. I chose UVA because of the people I met during my interviews and social events. Everyone was so friendly and I could really sense the camaraderie everyone had here from the attendings to the interns. UVA also provided the opportunity for me to experience the many subspecialties of Child neurology. UVA also had an interest in helping rural areas, in particular the option to go to southwestern Virginia to provide care to an underserved rural community. Charlottesville was also a great place to visit and live, with many great restaurants and activities to do with my co-residents. Some of my interests are football, basketball, reading, movies, baking, and musicals. We are excited that you are considering UVA and look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, please reach out and I will help in any way I can. I wish you all good luck in your interviews!