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Pediatric Cardiology – Former Child Heart Patient Now A Cardiologist

Donald Leichter, MD - Speaker Bio
In addition to his position at Summit Medical Group, Donald A. Leichter, MD, is an attending physician in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, all located in New Jersey. He is Former Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Leichter is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Medical Center Children's Hospital of New York in New York City.

Dr. Leichter has practiced at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Schneider Children's Hospital. He has been a consulting pediatric cardiologist at Queens Hospital Center, Union Memorial Hospital Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, Elizabeth General Hospital, Chilton Memorial Hospital, and Muhlenberg Medical Medical Center. Dr. Leichter is Former Associate Director of Pediatric Cardiology and Former Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Atlantic Health System. He has been Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the State University of New York in Stonybrook.

Dr. Leichter is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Cardiology. He is a member of the American Heart Association, Union County Medical Society, and American Society of Echocardiography. He has been a member of the American Heart Association Committee on Heart Health in the Young.

A gifted teacher, Dr. Leichter has taught courses for physicians' board review, the New York State Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Technology, and pediatric / family practice rotations.He is a recipient of the Overlook Medical Center House Staff Teaching Award. Dr. Leichter has delivered invited presentations on congenital heart disease for pediatric, family practice, and radiology staff at Overlook Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Hunterdon Medical Center, Bayonne Hospital, and Saint Claire's Medical Center. He is the coauthor of articles and abstracts, which are published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Pediatric Emergency Care, and Circulation.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Leichter has been featured in Castle Connolly and New Jersey Monthly "Top Doctor" listings. His Castle Connolly listings are reprinted in US News and World Report, Inside Jersey, and New York Magazine.

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  • Topic Info:In 1958 at age five, Donald Leichter, MD, Summit Medical Group pediatric cardiologist, was one of the first generation to undergo open heart surgery.

    Now a pediatric cardiologist whose son was also born with a heart defect, Dr. Leichter knows well the challenges parents face when their child is diagnosed with a heart problem.  

    Dr. Leichter  specializes in diagnosing and treating heart conditions in infants, children, and adolescents. He has extensive experience with everything from common heart murmurs to rare, complex heart defect.

    Listen in as Dr. Leichter shares his story and gives great advice to parents of children with heart problems.