Dr Cannada is affiliated with Novant Health, where she is the Director of Faculty Integration for the UNC School of Medicine Charlotte Campus, Medical Student Clerkship Director, and Professor.
Dr. Cannada completed a 3-year term on the AAOS Board of Directors in 2018 as the first female Chair of the Board of Specialty Societies. She was responsible for developing the current fellowship match process for orthopaedics. She is a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and served on the Board of Directors, and received the first OTA DEI and Health Disparities Leadership Award in October 2022. She served as a President of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and received the inaugural “She for She” Award in 2022. She edited and produced both editions, “Guide for Women in Orthopaedic Surgery” and the “Guide for Medical Students in Orthopaedic Surgery.” She currently chairs the Development Committee and is on their Board of Directors. She is a founding member of SpeakUpOrtho.