Gerard Martin, MD Cardiologist, Medical Director of Global Health

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Awards and Recognition:

    Top Doctors
    Washingtonian (2015)

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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, MD, is a Cardiologist and the Medical Director of Global Health. 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 theCardiovascular 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

  • 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.

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.

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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.



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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