He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. Dr. Canizares served his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.
He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at South Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Coral Gables, FL.
He was selected to the NFL Neutral Physician Examiners Panel and served as the team doctor for the Miami Heat and Miami Sol. Dr. Canizares was instrumental in the development of the sports medicine program at All Florida Orthopaedic Associates and several Pinellas County high schools and colleges. He has also traveled with several professional sports teams as the team physician.