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Children’s National Appoints New Chief of Surgery

August 13, 2012

Washington, DC —Children’s National Medical Center has named Timothy Kane, MD, as Chief of the Division of General and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Kane has been at Children’s National since August of 2010. He is an internationally known pediatric surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Kane is a Principal Investigator in the Minimally Invasive Therapy Program in the Bioengineering Initiative of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. He serves as the America’s Representative on the executive committee of the International Pediatric Endosurgical Group, the premier worldwide organization for advancing minimally invasive surgery in children. 

“I’m honored to lead a team of surgeons who are among the best in the world,” said Dr. Kane, who began his new role in July. “With our forward-thinking research in the Sheikh Zayed Institute and our outstanding clinicians, Children’s National is well positioned to lead the field of pediatric surgery, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of kids.” 

Dr. Kane has worked to improve minimally invasive surgical techniques and speed their incorporation into standard clinical care for pediatrics. He is a leader in neonatal minimally invasive surgery and is often able to repair complex diagnoses – including tracheosophageal fistula, duodenal atresia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and intestinal malrotation – using minimally invasive surgical techniques.  

“Tim Kane’s leadership as a clinician, educator and researcher are true assets to our patients and the larger community,” said Anthony Sandler, MD, Senior Vice President of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care at Children’s National. “I am confident Dr. Kane will continue to advance the field of pediatric surgery, which will impact children worldwide.”

In addition to his role as a surgeon, Dr. Kane directs the Fellowship Program in Pediatric Surgery at Children’s National. He has trained many fellows who have gone on to be leaders in minimally invasive surgery in pediatrics. 

Dr. Kane received his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and completed post graduate work at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Kane replaces Dr. Sandler, who was recently named Senior Vice President of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care. The position of Senior Vice President was previously held by Kurt Newman, MD, who is now President and CEO at Children’s National. 

Contact: Emily Dammeyer or Emily Hartman at 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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