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Gerard Martin, MD

Medical Director of Global Services
4.6 out of 5 (Likelihood to recommend)
58 Patient/Family Ratings
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Languages Spoken

  • English


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Pediatric Cardiology
  • ABIM Adult Congenital Heart Disease

National Provider ID: 1780778209



Gerard Martin, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., is a cardiologist and the Medical Director of 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 served as the Chief of Cardiology, 1997-2009, and Senior Vice President for the Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease, 1999-2015. He founded the Children’s National Heart Institute in 2004, and was named the 2007 C. Richard Beyda Professor of Cardiology.

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 140 peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and invited publications and has presented abstracts at over 125 meetings. Dr. Martin is an invited lecturer who has traveled to over 200 meetings, hospitals and universities within the U.S., as well as around the world.

Additionally, Dr. Martin is an advocate for congenital heart disease efforts nationally and internationally. He played integral roles in the development of CCHD Screening and the Sub-Board of Adult Congenital Heart Disease in the U.S. Dr. Martin also has served as a volunteer on medical missions to developing countries, and as a consultant within the U.S., 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 Sub-Board 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, Sub-Board of Adult Congenital Heart Disease; and, the Board of Trustees, American College of Cardiology.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Cardiology, 1986
    Univ of CA San Francisco School of Medicine
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1984
    Rhode Island Hospital
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1982
    Rhode Island Hospital
  • MD, 1981
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • BS, Biology, 1977
    Syracuse University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Gerard Martin

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Lauren's Story

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

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Brynleigh's Story

Two and a half years ago, Adamstown, MD residents Lauren and Sean Shillinger gave birth to a beautiful little girl named Brynleigh. Brynleigh was their first child, and Lauren experienced a full-term pregnancy and a normal delivery. But when Brynleigh was just 9 1/2 months old, Lauren and Sean started to notice something unusual in Brynleigh’s behavior.

Zach Blumenfeld

Zach's Story

Zachary Blumenfeld is so thankful for the Children’s National Health System physicians who saved his life. Now, he wants to spread miracles around the world.

Mollie's story

Mollie's Story

The day Mollie Inman was born, everything about their baby seemed normal to her parents. However, what was in store for the next couple of days proved to be very challenging for the family. The next day , Mollie’s doctors discovered something wrong with her heart.



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

A retrospective review of the role of transesophageal echocardiography in aortic and cardiac trauma in a level I pediatric trauma center

(1997) Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

A simplified method for calculating wall stress in infants and children

(1994) Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

Cardiac stun in infants undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

(1990) Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Effects of hydralazine on cardiac performance in infants on ECMO

(1991) Journal of Pediatrics

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiac Disease No Longer a Mistaken Diagnosis

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

Fetal echocardiography A large clinical experience with followup

(1990) Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

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

(1994) Echocardiography

rErythropoietin Epogen improves cardiac performance in children with end stage renal disease

(1993) Pediatric Nephrology

Taking FamilyCentered Care to a Higher Level on the Heart and Kidney Unit

(2004) Pediatric Nursing

The Epidemiology of Kawasaki Disease in an Urban Hospital Does African American Race Protect against Coronary Artery Aneurysms

(2005) Pediatric Cardiology

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Aidan's Story

Aidan Heart Story 2017 1

During his 1-month-old checkup at a local doctor’s office in California, Maryland, Aidan’s pediatrician detected a rapid heartbeat. He immediately sent them to Children’s National where doctors confirmed that Aidan’s tiny heart was beating twice as fast as it should be.

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