Dr. Kanner is a native of Charleston, West Virginia. He is an honor graduate of Brandeis University with a degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. He received his MD degree from West Virginia University. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
He is Board Certified both by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
In 1981, Dr. Kanner established the first private outpatient rehabilitation medicine practice in the Northwest Baltimore area.
He served as Chief of Rehabilitation Medicine at Northwest Hospital Lifebridge from 1981 through 2005. He is a former adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine with teaching appointments in the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology.
Dr. Kanner is founder of the Maryland Society of Orthopedic, Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine Specialists created in 1984.
Dr. Kanner represented his specialty as a delegate to Med-Chi, the state medical society from 1981 to 1998. He serves currently on the consulting staff in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Sinai and Northwest Hospital Centers in the Lifebridge Health System of Baltimore.
Dr. Kanner was selected by his peers as a "Top Doc" by Baltimore Magazine in 2000.