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Kirk Kanter

Kirk R. Kanter, MD

Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Director, Heart Transplant Program, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston





American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



In 1988, Dr. Kirk Kanter was part of the Emory surgical team that performed Georgia's first "domino" heart transplant. That same year, he performed the state's first pediatric heart transplant at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. In 1993, he performed Georgia's first lung transplant. He was appointed Egleston's chief of cardiothoracic surgery as well as director of the heart and lung transplant program in 1998. Under Dr. Kanter's guidance, Egleston began offering the Stage 1 Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome in 2000; by 2005, the service was achieving some of the best outcomes with the procedure in the country. In 2008, he performed the first pediatric Berlin Heart surgery in Georgia.


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