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Gerard R. Martin, MD

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Center of Excellence
Senior Vice President , The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease


Outpatient Cardiology

Specialties: Congenital Heart Disease and Anomalies

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
National Provider Identifier1780778209

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Children's Outpatient Center in Laurel
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13922 Baltimore Ave
Laurel Lakes Corporate Center
Laurel, MD 20707
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Phone: 240-568-7000 or 1-800-787-0006
Fax: 240-568-7010
TDD: 301-369-4132

Children's Outpatient Center of Montgomery County
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Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497
*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

Children's Outpatient Center in Annapolis

888 Bestgate Road
Suite 320
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Phone: 410-266-6582
Fax: 410-266-0943
Center Manager: Sheilah Pape

Children's Outpatient Center of Northern Virginia

3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 300, Third Floor
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Phone: 571-226-8380
Fax: 571-226-8362
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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 the 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.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Syracuse University Bachelor of Science Biology 1974 -1977
Medical School SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NYDoctor of Medicine 1977 -1981
National & International Recognitions
Top DoctorsNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Physicians Laureate AwardLarry King Cardiac Foundation2005
Best Pediatric Cardiologists in America1996
Humanitarian AwardAmerican Heart Association Montgomery County ChapterHeart of Silver Gala1994
Best Doctors in America1992
Young Investigator AwardChildren's Hospital National Medical Center1988

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Board of Pediatrics2002 - 2009
Associate EditorPediatric Cardiology2001 - 2009
MemberThe Society for Pediatric Research1997 - 2009
FellowAmerican College of Cardiology1990 - 2009
MemberAmerican Heart Association1986
MemberMontgomery-Prince George's Pediatric Society1986
MemberAmerican Society of Echocardiography1986
MemberAmerican Pediatric Society2009
Board TrusteeAmerican College of Cardiology2009
Journal Article, Porcalla, A.R. , Sable, C.A., Patel,K.M., Martin, G.R., Singh N. (2005), The Epidemiology of Kawasaki Disease in an Urban Hospital: Does African American Race Protect against Coronary Artery Aneurysms, Pediatric Cardiology, 26, 775-781.

Journal Article, Di Russo, G.B., Martin, G.R. (2005), Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiac Disease: No Longer a Mistaken Diagnosis, Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual, 35-40.

Journal Article, Titone J, Cross R, Sileo M, Martin G (2004), Taking Family-Centered Care to a Higher Level on the Heart and Kidney Unit, Pediatric Nursing, 30, 495.

Journal Article, Pearson GD, Karr SS, Trachiotis GD, Sell JE, Martin GR (1997), A retrospective review of the role of transesophageal echocardiography in aortic and cardiac trauma in a level I pediatric trauma center, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 10, 946.

Journal Article, Karr SS, Martin GR (1994), A simplified method for calculating wall stress in infants and children, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 7, 646.

Journal Article, Martin GR, Seibel NL, Majd M (1994), Real-time, automated echocardiographic measures of ventricular area and area change: Comparison with radionuclide technique, Echocardiography, 11, 111.

Journal Article, Martin GR, Ongkingo JR, Turner ME, Skurow ES, Ruley E. (1993), r-Erythropoietin (Epogen) improves cardiac performance in children with end stage renal disease, Pediatric Nephrology, 7, 276.

Journal Article, Martin GR, Chauvin L, Short BL (1991), Effects of hydralazine on cardiac performance in infants on ECMO, Journal of Pediatrics, 118, 944.

Journal Article, Martin GR, Short BL, Abbott C, O'Brien AM (1990), Cardiac stun in infants undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 101, 607.

Other, Martin GR, Ruckman RN (1990), Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Fetal echocardiography: A large clinical experience with follow-up, 3, 4.

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

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