Charles McCanna, M.D.


Dr. Charles McCanna’s medical interests include cataract surgery, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and comprehensive eye care. He provides a complete range of eye care services from medical to laser to surgical interventions. 

Dr. McCanna was raised in Madison, Wisconsin and completed his undergraduate studies at University of Wisconsin in Biology and French. Following this, he moved to New York City and taught high school biology in the Bronx. He prides himself on helping patients understand their disease processes and creating treatment plans that optimize the desires of every patient.

 He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and went on to complete his internship at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

 Dr. McCanna completed his Ophthalmology Residency at the State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He served as Chief Resident his senior year and received the Ophthalmology Resident of the Year Award at Kings County Hospital. During his final year of residency, he received the E. Clifford Lazzaro Resident Educator of the Year Award.

 Dr. McCanna is excited to return home to Wisconsin and practice ophthalmology. He comes from a long line of ophthalmologists - his father and grandfather practiced ophthalmology in Wisconsin. His uncle continues to practice in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He feels honored to serve the Milwaukee community and strives to provide patient-centered, informative care to all. 

 When not in clinic or the operating room, Dr. McCanna enjoys running, cycling, cross-country skiing, travel, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife and daughter.