OKLAHOMA CITY – After Dr. Ralph Kanaan’s brother was diagnosed with a congenital heart valve anomaly, a career in medicine became his calling.
“Since then, I knew I wanted to help patients and families get better and cope with their diseases,” said Kanaan, a pulmonologist. “I get significant gratification out of spending time with my patients and getting to know them on a personal level.”
Kanaan joins Mercy Clinic Pulmonology in Oklahoma City. He most recently practiced pulmonary and critical care medicine in Burlington, Iowa, where he also served as medical director of the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
Kanaan received his medical degree from Saint Joseph University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, and his pulmonology fellowship from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Kanaan recently moved to Oklahoma with his wife and two young sons. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, playing chess, learning about world politics and his newest hobby, trikking, which involves riding a three-wheeled, scooter-like vehicle.
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology is located at 13313 N. Meridian Ave., Building D, in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 405-755-4290.
Mercy is the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves millions annually. Mercy includes 34 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, three rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, nearly 700 clinic and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.