Gerard Martin, MD Cardiologist

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Departments

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
Bio

Biography

Gerard Martin, MD, is the Senior Vice President of the Center for Heart, Lung, and Kidney Disease; and Medical Director for Global Services. He has been in practice at Children’s National Health System since 1986. Dr. Martin was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics with Tenure at George Washington University School of Medicine in 1995 and was the Chief of Cardiology from 1997 to 2009. He was named the C. Richard Beyda Professor of Cardiology in 2007.

Dr. Martin was educated at Syracuse University and the State University of New York, Upstate School of Medicine. After a residency at Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital, he received his training in pediatric cardiology at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. He has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and invited publications and has presented abstracts at over 90 meetings. Dr. Martin is an invited lecturer who has traveled to over 100 hospitals and universities within the USA as well as around the world. Additionally, Dr. Martin has been a volunteer on medical missions to third world countries. He has served in a consultant role within the United States as well as in South America, Asia, and the Middle East.

Dr. Martin is board certified in pediatric cardiology, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Board of Pediatrics. He has served or is currently serving on the Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics; the Chairman of the Section Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology, American College of Cardiology; a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Subboard of Adult Congenital Heart Disease; and, the Board of Trustees, American College of Cardiology.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1981
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • BS, Biology, 1977
    Syracuse University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Gerard Martin, MD

Mollie's Story

"I look back on those very challenging 21 days and realize that with the help of wonderful nurses... that it is possible to get through your time at Children's National."

Lauren's Story

Lauren's headaches shattered her Olympic swimming dreams, until she visited Children's National Medical Center.

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Matthew's Story

"The doctors and staff of Children's National mend the broken hearts of not only the children, but the family of those children as well. My son is alive and well today because of the miracle that happened at Children's National."

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Alexis's Story

"She likes to show off her scar and tell whoever listens that Children's National fixed her heart."

News

News

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiac Disease No Longer a Mistaken Diagnosis

(2005) Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual

Effects of hydralazine on cardiac performance in infants on ECMO

(1991) Journal of Pediatrics

Fetal echocardiography A large clinical experience with followup

(1990) Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

Cardiac stun in infants undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

(1990) Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Realtime automated echocardiographic measures of ventricular area and area change Comparison with radionuclide technique

(1994) Echocardiography

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