Joshua Philip Kanter, M.D.

  • Director, Interventional Cardiology
  • Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
    • B.A., Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, (1990-1994)
    • M.D., Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, (1994-1998)
    • Residency, Pediatrics, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, (1998-2001)
    • Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, (2001-2004)
    • Fellowship, Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, (2004-2005)
  • Joshua Kanter, M.D., is medical director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Children’s National Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University Medical Center. He received his medical degree and pediatrics training from the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse and completed fellowship training in pediatric cardiology and interventional pediatric cardiology at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center.

    Dr. Kanter specializes in diagnostic and interventional pediatric cardiac catheterization for the treatment of congenital heart disease. He has extensive experience with transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation and is an expert in the device closure of atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects and patent ductus arteriosus. Dr. Kanter is the site principal investigator on the RO1 grant titled “Cardiac MRI Increases Accuracy and Decreases Risk of Evaluation of Children with Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Transplantation” funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He has also been an investigator in several national multi-center research studies to examine new interventional devices and to track clinical outcomes.

    He has served on several national committees including the American College of Cardiology, National Cardiovascular Data Registry, IMPACT™ Registry Implementation Group and the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session Program Committee.

    Dr. Kanter is board certified in pediatric cardiology and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has published extensively on a range of topics within the field of interventional pediatric cardiology.


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