Gerard Martin

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Gerard Robert Martin, MD, is senior vice president of the Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Disease and co-director of the at Children's National Heart Institute.

He earned his bachelor's degree in biology from Syracuse University in New York. He received his doctorate of medicine from SUNY-Upstate Medical Center, also in Syracuse, New York. Dr. Martin completed both his internship in pediatrics and his residency at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. After his residency, Martin was a research fellow in Pediatric Cardiology at the Cardiovascular Research Institute in San Francisco.

Dr. Martin is a professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. Dr. Martin is 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 Heart Association's Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young. Dr. Martin has more than 60 publications in the field of pediatric cardiology. He is an invited speaker nationally and internationally and is an acknowledged expert in the area of pediatric echocardiography and fetal cardiology.