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Joshua P. Kanter, MD

The Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease


Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization (Diagnostic and Interventional)

Specialties: Congenital Heart Disease and Anomalies, Cardiac Catheterization

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
National Provider Identifier1073607578

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

Joshua Kanter, MD, is Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Children’s National Medical Center, and assistant 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 implanting the Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve, and is an expert in the device closure of atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, and patent ductus arteriosus. He is an investigator in a number of national multi-center research studies to examine new devices and to track clinical outcomes.

He serves on several national committees including the American College of Cardiology, NCDR, IMPACT™ Registry Implementation Group, and the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session Program Committee.

Dr. Kanter is board certified in Pediatrics and 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 pediatric cardiology.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Brandeis University Waltham, MABachelor of Arts 1990 -1994
Medical School SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NYDoctor of Medicine 1994 -1998
National & International Recognitions
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Board of PediatricsCardiology2004
MemberAmerican Board of Pediatrics2002
MemberNational Board of Medical Examiners1998
Journal Article, Levy RJ, Nasr VG, Rivera O, Roberts R, Slack M, Kanter JP, Ratnayaka K, Kaplan RF, McGowan FX Jr (2010), Detection of carbon monoxide during routine anesthetics in infants and children, Anesthesia & Analgesia, 110, 3, 747-753.

Journal Article, Nasr V, Emmanuel J, Deutsch N, Slack M, Kanter J, Ratnayaka K, Levy R (2010), Carbon monoxide re-breathing during low-flow anaesthesia in infants and children, British Journal of Anaesthesia.

Other, Richmond ME, Cabreriza SE, Van Batavia JP, Quinn TA, Kanter JP, Weinberg AD, Mosca RS, Quaegebeur JM, Spotnitz HM (2008), Circulation, Direction of preoperative ventricular shunting affects ventricular mechanics after Tetralogy of Fallot repair, 118, 23, 2338-2344.

Journal Article, Kanter, J.P., Massaro, A.N., Scavo, L., Short, B.L. (2008), Pulmonary Vein Stenosis Diagnosed After Failure to Wean from Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Pediatric Cardiology, 29, 1, 238-240.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Kanter, J.P., Slack, M.C. (2008), Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Symposium, Poster session presented at the Safe and Reliable Coil Embolization of Coronary Fistulas with a Microcatheter System and Retreivable Microcoils, Las Vegas, NV

Conference Presentation - Poster, Jonas, R.A., Kanter, J.P., Slack, M.C. (2007), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Annual Scientific Sessions, Poster session presented at the Catheter-based Intervention for Critical Sano Shunt Obstruction, Orlando, FL

Journal Article, Berberian, G., Kanter, J.P., Spotnitz, H.M., Quinn, T.A. (2005), Optimized Perioperative Biventricular Pacing in Setting or Right Heart Failure, Europace, 7, 4, 385-387.

Journal Article, Hellenbrand, W.E., Kanter. J.P. (2005), Recent Advances in Non-Interventional Pediatric Cardiac Catherization, Current Opinions in Cardiology, 20, 2, 75-79.

Journal Article, Berberian, G., Cabrerzia, S.E., Curtis, L.J., Quinn, T.A., Spotnitz, H.M., Weinberg, A.D. (2005), Optimized Biventricular Pacing in Atrioventricular Block After Cardiac Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 80, 3, 870-875.

Journal Article, Cabreriza, S.E., Curtis, L.J., Hordof, A.J., Kanter, J.P., Mazer, S.P., Rabkin, D.G., Spotnitz, H.M., Weinberg, A.D. (2004), Load Dependence of Cardiac Output in Biventricular Pacing: Right Ventricular Pressure Overload in Pigs, Journals of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 127, 1713-1722.

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

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