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Timothy Dennis Kane, MD

The Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Center for Surgical Care

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation
Division Chief, General and Thoracic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Chest Wall Defects Program

Specialties: Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Chest Wall Deformities, Neonatal Laparoscopic Surgery, Thoracoscopic Surgery, Anti-reflux Surgery, Complex Esophageal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Surgical Oncology, Surgical Endoscopy

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
National Provider Identifier1770557175

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
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Washington, DC 20010
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Children's National Specialists of Virginia, LLC
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3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 571-766-3100
Practice Manager: Chris Reilly
Fax: 571-766-3091

Timothy Kane, MD, serves as Associate Chief of Clinical Affairs and Program Director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program in the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care. Additionally, he is a Principal Investigator in the Minimally Invasive Therapy Program in the Bioengineering Initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. Dr. Kane will help develop the Center’s minimally invasive surgery program through clinical practice, instruction, and research. Through the Institute, Dr. Kane will work to improve minimally invasive surgical techniques and speed their incorporation into standard clinical care for pediatrics.

Dr. Kane is a general and thoracic pediatric surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery in infants, children, and adolescents for many pediatric surgical conditions. He has specific interest and expertise in minimally invasive thoracic, gastrointestinal and neonatal surgery. His other interests include surgery for gastroesophageal reflux; chest wall deformities; palmar hyperhidrosis; and complex esophageal, intestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary problems in children.

* Employee of Children’s National Specialists of Virginia, LLC

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Colgate University Hamilton, NYBachelor of Science 1980 -1984
Medical School SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NYDoctor of Medicine 1988 -1992
National & International Recognitions
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Top DoctorsU.S. News and World Report2011
"Top Doctors"Pittsburgh Magazine2010
"Top Doctors"Pittsburgh Magazine2009

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberInternational Pediatric Endosurgical GroupExecutive Committee2011 - 2014
RepresentativeAmerican College of SurgeonsPediatric Surgery Representative2009 - 2012
ChairAmerican Pediatric Surgical AssociationNew Technology Committee2009 - 2011
MemberThe Central Surgical Association2005 - 2010
FellowAmerican College of Surgeons2005 - 2010
FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatrics2005 - 2010
FellowAmerican College of SurgeonsCommittee on Video-based Education, Pediatric Surgery Representative2009 - 2010
MemberAmerican Pediatric Surgical Association2001 - 2010
MemberInternational Pediatric Endosurgical Group2001 - 2010
MemberSociety of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons2001 - 2010
ChairInternational Pediatric Endosurgery GroupMembership Committee2009 - 2010
Co-ChairSociety of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic SurgeonPediatric Liaison Committee2007 - 2010
MemberSociety of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic SurgeonsFlexible Endoscopy Committee2009 - 2010
MemberSociety of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons2002 - 2009
Vice ChairAmerican Pediatric Surgical AssociationNew Technology Committee2001 - 2009
Journal Article, Shah SR, Jegapragasan M, Fox MD, Prince JM, Segura BJ, Kane TD (2010), A Review of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication in Children Weighing Less Than Five Kilograms, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 45, 6, 1165-1168.

Journal Article, Malek MM, Shah SR, Katz AL, Kane TD (2010), Endoscopically-guided, thoracoscopic esophagectomy for stricture in a child, Surgical Endoscopy, 24, 219.

Journal Article, Malek MM, Mollen KP, Kane TD, Shah SR, Irwin C (2010), Thoracic Neuroblastoma: A Retrospective Review of Our Institutional Experience with Comparison of Thoracoscopic and Open Approaches to Resection, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 45, 8, 1622-1626.

Journal Article, Zheng C, Kane TD, Kurland G, Irlano K, Spahr J, Potoka DA, Weardon PD, Morell VO (2010), Feasibility of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication After Pediatric Lung or Heart/Lung Transplantation: Should This Be The Standard? , Surgical Endoscopy.

Journal Article, Malek MM, Shah SR, Atri P, Paredes JL, Dicicco LA, Sindhi R, Soltys KA, Mazariegos GV, Kane TD (2010), Review of Outcomes of Primary Liver Tumors in Children: Our Institutional Experience with Resection and Transplantation, Surgery, 148, 4, 778-784.

Other, Barsness KA, St. Peter S, Holcomb GW, Ostlie DJ, Kane TD (2009), Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques, Laparoscopic fundoplication after previous open abdominal operations in infants and children.

Journal Article, Shah SR, Wishnew J, Barsness KA, Gaines BA, Potoka DA, Gittes GK, Kane TD. (2009), Minimally Invasive Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias: Review of a 7-year Institutional Experience, Surgical Endoscopy, 23, 6, 1265-1271.

Journal Article, Kane TD, Brown MF, Chen MK; Members APSA New Technology Committee (2009), Position paper on laparoscopic antireflux operations in infants and children for gastroesophageal reflux disease, Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 44, 5, 1034-1340.

Other, Shah SR, Wishnew, J, Barness KA, Gaines BA, Potoka DA, Gittes GK, Kane TD (2008), Surgical Endoscopy, Minimally Invasive Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias: Review of a 7-year Institutional Experience.

Journal Article, Rutkoski JD, Segura BJ, Kane TD, Experience with Totally Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy with Splenic Preservation for Pediatric Trauma- Two Techniques, Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Timothy Kane, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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