Local Surgeon/Gymnast Dr. Mike Canales to Serve as Official Announcer for NCAA Gymnastics Championships

CLEVELAND--()--Dr. Mike Canales, a foot and ankle surgeon at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center and Ohio State University gymnastics legend, will be serving as official meet announcer for the 2016 NCAA Gymnastics Championships later this month. Dr. Canales has been the official meet announcer for the Ohio State Buckeyes’ men’s gymnastics team for the third year in a row and that’s his voice and expert commentary you heard if you attended the 2016 Big Ten Conference Championships this past weekend.

Dr. Canales, who just performed in his record-breaking 20th consecutive Ohio State Alumni Exhibition at the age of 38, remains in competitive form himself and will be able to share his up-to-the-minute knowledge of all facets of his sport with gymnastics fans eagerly awaiting the pinnacle event of men’s collegiate gymnastics when the NCAA Championships come to Ohio State April 14-16. He will also serve as keynote speaker and emcee for the NCAA’s Men’s Gymnastics Banquet on April 14th.

Wearing multiple hats in support of his beloved Buckeyes, Dr. Canales surgically repaired Buckeye gymnastics star Jake Dastrup’s torn Achilles (he also repaired former Cleveland Cavaliers great Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ forefoot and treated him for a foot-threatening infection) – enabling Dastrup to return this season -- and he remains in close contact with many Olympic Gymnastics legends who turn to him for guidance – both from a gymnastics and health perspective. His wife also happens to be Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Moceanu.

Aside from the rings and the announcer’s booth, Dr. Canales brings his unique perspective and knowledge of fitness and human anatomy to benefit every patient he treats at St. Vincent’s, where he specializes in advanced podiatric medicine and surgery, providing complete medical and surgical care for injuries and conditions of the foot and ankle. His special interests include reconstructive surgery, trauma treatment and sports medicine for the foot and ankle.

Dr. Canales holds a degree in podiatric medicine from Kent State University of Podiatric Medicine and a bachelor's degree in molecular genetics from Ohio State University. He completed his residency training in podiatric medicine and surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center where he practices today. Dr. Canales has co-authored several published works and serves as a national speaker on numerous podiatric medicine and surgery topics.

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Release Summary

Surgeon and Ohio State gymnastics legend Dr. Mike Canales takes to the microphone this month as announcer at the NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships.

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