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Children’s National Medical Center Names Dr. Joshua Kanter as Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab

December 01, 2011

Washington, DC—Children’s National Medical Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Joshua Kanter, MD, as director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories. In this role, he also serves as a Program Director for Children’s National Heart Institute. Dr. Kanter has been at Children’s National for more than six years.

“Dr. Kanter is a skillful practitioner who blends technology, research, and compassion every day,” said Charles Berul, MD, Chief of Cardiology at Children’s National. “His leadership will build on a strong foundation and help advance our interventional cardiology services for patients and families.”

Dr. Kanter will have leadership responsibilities for all issues related to the Interventional Cardiology Program and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Children’s National.

Dr. Kanter, along with his interventional cardiology colleagues Michael Slack, MD and Kanishka Ratnayaka, MD, perform more than 500 cardiac catheterizations each year. The cath lab provides a minimally invasive option for some patients with congenital heart defects. Children’s National offers all current cardiac catheterization treatment options available in the country.

Dr. Kanter is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and has published extensively on pediatric cardiology. He has served on several national committees, including the National Cardiology Data Registry IMPACT Registry™ Implementation Group.

Children’s National Heart Institute is an international leader in pediatric cardiac care. The team includes pediatric specialists in cardiology, cardiac surgery, anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and nursing to provide a specialized level of care to patients with congenital heart disease that is unmatched in the Washington, DC, region.

Contact: Emily Dammeyer or Emily Hartman, Public Relations, 202-476-4500.

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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