Kanter Named Medical Director of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

06/06/2022

Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, announces the appointment of David E. Kanter, M.D., as medical director of the NICU.


Columbia, MD – Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, announces the appointment of David E. Kanter, M.D., as medical director of the hospital’s Lundy Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, effective Sept. 6, 2022. As medical director, Kanter will be responsible for the state-of-the art Level III+ unit, and work with nursing leadership to develop and refine protocols and clinical guidelines. Additionally, he will work collaboratively with the high-risk obstetrical service.

For the past 18 years, Kanter has served as a neonatologist in the NICU of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. A champion for quality improvement, Kanter has served as the quality improvement chair for pediatrics at Sinai Hospital and is the current neonatal chair of the Maryland Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Collaborative.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, he earned his medical degree from the State University of New York – Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Subsequently, Kanter completed his pediatric residency and a neonatology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kanter to our physician leadership team,” said Shafeeq Ahmed, M.D., HCGH president. “His experience and expertise will benefit our youngest and tiniest patients in the NICU going forward.”

About Howard County General Hospital
Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit health care provider with 225 licensed beds located in Columbia, Maryland. A comprehensive, acute-care medical center, Howard County General offers a full range of services, from neonatal care and oncology to outpatient treatment and critical care.

The hospital has a professional staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health professionals, representing 118 specialties and subspecialties and a workforce of nearly 1,800 employees.