Timothy Kane, MD Chief, General and Thoracic Surgery

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Departments

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery

National Provider ID: 1770557175

Bio

Biography

Timothy Kane, MD, serves as Division Chief of General and Thoracic Surgery and Program Director of the Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program in the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care. 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 works to develop the Center’s minimally invasive surgery program through clinical practice, instruction, and research, while improving minimally invasive surgical techniques and speed into standard clinical care for pediatrics. Dr. Kane also is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences. 

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.


Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatric Surgery, 2001
    The University of Alabama Hospital
  • Fellowship Program, Fellowship*, 2001
    Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Residency Program, General Surgery, 1999
    University of Cincinnati Hospital,
  • Fellowship Program, Transplant Surgery, 1996
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Fellowship Program, Fellowship*, 1996
    University of Cincinnati
  • Internship Program, General Surgery, 1993
    University of Cincinnati Hospital,
  • MD, 1992
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • BS, 1984
    Colgate University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Timothy Kane

Patient story

Stephen's Story

"Through the years, we have been in and out of various departments of Children's National and every single experience has been nothing less than outstanding in expertise, treatment protocol, and compassion."

Rebecca

Rebecca's Story

At only 15-days old, Rebecca would need to undergo surgery to treat intestinal malrotation and volvulus. Find out how Children's team used minimally invasive surgery to treat the infant.

News

News

Minimally Invasive Surgery Brings Lasting Relief to Children With Pediatric Achalasia

Imagine the feeling of food stuck in your throat. For children with esophageal achalasia, that feeling is a constant truth: The muscles in the esophagus fail to function properly and the lower valve, or sphincter, of the esophagus controlling the flow of food into the stomach doesn’t relax enough to allow in food — causing a backup, heartburn, chest pain, and many other painful symptoms. For children, surgery is the best hope for permanent relief.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

A Review of Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication in Children Weighing Less Than Five Kilograms

(2010) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Endoscopicallyguided thoracoscopic esophagectomy for stricture in a child

(2010) Surgical Endoscopy

Experience with Totally Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy with Splenic Preservation for Pediatric Trauma Two Techniques

(0001) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Laparoscopic fundoplication after previous open abdominal operations in infants and children

(2009) Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques

Minimally Invasive Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias Review of a 7year Institutional Experience

(2009) Surgical Endoscopy

Minimally Invasive Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias Review of a 7year Institutional Experience

(2008) Surgical Endoscopy

Position paper on laparoscopic antireflux operations in infants and children for gastroesophageal reflux disease

(2009) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Review of Outcomes of Primary Liver Tumors in Children Our Institutional Experience with Resection and Transplantation

(2010) Surgery

Thoracic Neuroblastoma A Retrospective Review of Our Institutional Experience with Comparison of Thoracoscopic and Open Approaches to Resection

(2010) Journal of Pediatric Surgery

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Rebecca's Story

Rebecca

At only 15-days old, Rebecca would need to undergo surgery to treat intestinal malrotation and volvulus. Find out how Children's team used minimally invasive surgery to treat the infant.

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Timothy Kane, MD