Faculty Directory

Kirk Kanter, MD

Kirk Kanter, MD headshot

Chief, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program
Professor of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta



• American Board of Surgery
• American Board of Thoracic Surgery
• American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Congenital Subspecialty)

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

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


Areas of Research Interest are:
• Computerized surgical flow modeling,
• Valve repair techniques,
• Cardiac transplantation 
• Mechanical support.

Research Center(s)