Dr Kannan is a Consultant Pulmonologist in Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Sabah, Malaysia. He graduated in Medicine from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India in 1996 and in 2004 completed MRCP (UK). Later, he continued his fellowship in respiratory in various hospitals in Malaysia & Singapore (2009). His main interest lies in tuberculosis and interventional pulmonology. Dr Kannan was the chairman of the developing committee for the Malaysian CPG on Tuberculosis in 2016. He is actively involved in both Malaysian Thoracic Society (MTS) and Malaysia Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (MABIP). Dr Kannan is currently the Head of Department, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Queen Elizabeth.