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  Children’s National Medical Center Names Dr. Joshua Kanter as Director of Cardiac Catheterization Lab
December 1, 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 Medical Center:
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. With 283 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric services in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit, receive the latest news from the Children's National press room, or follow us Facebook and Twitter.