Michael R. Canady


About Michael R. Canady

Michael R. “Mike” Canady, MD, MBA, CPE, FACS, FAAPL, FACHE is the Chief Executive Officer for Holzer Health System in Gallipolis. Holzer is a two-hospital health care system with multiple ambulatory sites and post-acute offerings. Located in southeastern Ohio, covering six counties along the Ohio River, Holzer has approximately 2,500 employees including over 150 providers. Canady joined Holzer in 1995 and has served in a variety of roles including Medical Director of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University with a double major in mathematics and molecular biology. He is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

He is a board-certified general surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed a General Surgery Residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He proudly served in the United States Navy at the Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune, NC. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Ohio University and is a Certified Physician Executive. Canady is a Fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He completed a Graduate Certificate in Population Health through Jefferson University in 2017. Canady maintains a small, but active surgical practice at Holzer Health System. Canady currently serves on the Board of AAPL as well as the Board for the Ohio Hospital Association. He served as the content expert for a 4-hour CME credit course, available online through AAPL, entitled “Proceed Until Apprehended.” The focus of the course is how to recognize if you practice in a culture of trust and if not, steps you can take to develop one.


MBA - General Business Administration & Management
Ohio University

Wake Forest University


  • CPE
  • FACS