Kirk R. Kanter, M.D.

Director, Heart Transplant Program

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Education and Training Medical Degree: Albany Medical College, United States, Albany, NY
Residency: Internal Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, The Brompton Hospital, Middlesex, England


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Professional Scientific Societies
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American Heart Association
  • American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Publications / Presentations

Selected journal articles authored/co-authored by Dr. Kanter are available at PubMed, the online database provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health Publications.

  • Frederick A. Surgical Society Scholarship, 1983
  • President’s Award for Best Scientific Paper, Annual Meeting, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, 1994

Professional Interests
  • Cardiac assist and cardiac replacement
  • Heart, lung and heart/lung transplantation
  • Staged Norwood palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Extracorporeal membrane (ECMO) for the management of postoperative cardiac failure in infants

Privileges Egleston

Additional Information Additional Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital (Surgery and Thoracic Surgery)