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FEATURED MOVER | Dr. David E. Kanter, Howard County General Hospital

Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, appointed Dr. David E. Kanter as medical director of the hospital’s Lundy Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, effective Sept. 6.

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.

Kanter completed his pediatric residency and a neonatology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington.

Dr. David E. Kanter will become the medical director of Howard County General Hospital’s Lundy Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, effective Sept. 6.


Resides in:

Howard County


I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and my medical degree from the State University of New York – Health Science Center at Brooklyn. I did my pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington.

If f you had not chosen your current profession, what profession would you choose and why?

My unrealistic choice would have been rock star, but I was much too practical to pursue that dream. I seriously considered a career in evolutionary biology/anthropology. I was always fascinated by the forces that drove species to develop in certain ways and how those forces impacted the way groups interacted with the world around them.

Favorite vacation:

My favorite vacation to date was a trip to Europe with my wife, daughter and parents. We flew to England where we met friends and toured London with locals. We then hopped aboard a cruise ship that sailed around France, Portugal and Spain ending in Barcelona where we stayed for a few extra days. Our daughter was six at the time and seeing her take it all in made it even more amazing.

When I want to relax, I … :

Play acoustic guitar (and sing badly), write and record original music, play board games with friends and family.

Favorite music:

This is a hard one, as I enjoy all things geeky. I’m a big fan of ’90s grunge and alt-pop music. Favorite bands are Toad the Wet Sprocket and the Counting Crows.

Favorite quotation:

I have two: “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” – Oscar Wilde; and “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein.