Martin E. Kanoff, D.O.

            A Philadelphia native, I graduated from Trinity College in 1977 with a B.A. in Religion.  I received my medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1981.  After completing an internship at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan in 1982 I began my specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kennedy Memorial Hospital-University Health Center (Now Kennedy Health System), finishing in 1986 as Chief Resident.  I have been Board Certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 1991.


          I am a second-generation Osteopathic physician, schooled in “holistic” medicine which takes into account the balance among bodily systems in the whole patient.   As an undergraduate student, my studies of Western religions helped me develop a deep appreciation of, and respect for, the patchwork of American cultures and beliefs.  My father, a family physician for over 50 years, modeled a knowledgeable and compassionate approach to patient care. 


Working alongside nurse-midwives, I learned alternative childbirth techniques that I continue to adapt with a sensitive eye to the needs of my patients.  My osteopathic skills frequently help me relieve headaches, sciatica, and other musculoskeletal problems in my patients. 


I am a skilled surgeon trained in Laparoscopically assisted techniques.  I am also quite often a woman’s Primary Care Provider (PCP). My experience includes providing health care for female populations ranging in age from pre-adolescent to the ultra-mature woman. 


Women who initially believed they would be more comfortable discussing their care with a female practitioner are delighted to be treated by an attentive, gentle and knowledgeable physician, and they continue to see me for their Ob/Gyn care.


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