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Children’s National specialists are experts in caring for children, no matter where they may live. The Global Services program connects international referring physicians, global partners, and patients and families with the specialists who can best meet their needs.

Gerard Robert Martin, MD

Medical Director, Global Services

Gerard MartinGerard R. Martin, MD, is the Senior Vice President of the Center for Heart, Lung, and Kidney Disease; and, Medical Director for Global Services. He has been in practice at Children’s National Health System since 1986. Dr. Martin was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics with Tenure at the George Washington University School of Medicine in 1995 and was the Chief of Cardiology from 1997 to 2009. He was named the C. Richard Beyda Professor of Cardiology in 2007.

Dr. Martin was educated at Syracuse University and the State University of New York, Upstate School of Medicine. After a residency at Brown University and the Rhode Island Hospital, he received his training in pediatric cardiology at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. He has published over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and invited publications and has presented abstracts at over 90 meetings. Dr. Martin is an invited lecturer who has traveled to over 100 hospitals and universities within the USA as well as around the world. Additionally, Dr. Martin has been a volunteer on medical missions to third world countries. He has served in a consultant role within the United States as well as in South America, Asia, and the Middle East. 

Dr. Martin is board certified in pediatric cardiology, 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 Board of Pediatrics. He has served or is currently serving on the Subboard of Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics; the Chairman of the Section Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology, American College of Cardiology; a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Subboard of Adult Congenital Heart Disease; and, the Board of Trustees, American College of Cardiology.

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