Scott W. Canna, MD

Scott W. Canna, MD
Principal Investigator


  • 2006 MD, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 2001 BA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.


  • 2016 Metzger Scholar of Translational Research, NIAMS/NIH, Bethesda, Md.
  • 2012 Fellow of Pediatric Rheumatology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • 2009 Resident of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, Denver
  • 2005 Clinical Research Training Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.

Research Interests

Dr. Canna has been working to understand the mechanisms of autoinflammation since 2005. He and his team are dedicated to combining clinical investigation with relevant model systems to push the translational study of systemic inflammation, cultivating new collaborations and driving drug discovery. As a secondary faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Immunology, Dr. Canna is committed to contributing to advancing both the science and clinical practice of immune dysregulation.

Dr. Canna is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award, the Arthritis National Research Foundation Kelly Award in Juvenile Arthritis Research, and Scientist Development Grant from the Rheumatology Research Foundation, to name a few.


Dr. Canna’s published works can be found in within PubMed, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U. S. National Library of Medicine.

Clinical Activities

A board-certified pediatric rheumatologist, Dr. Canna sees general pediatric rheumatology and autoinflammatory patients in the outpatient clinic of the Division of Rheumatology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. For appointments, please call 412-692-5081.