Friday, September 9, 2011

Featured Physician Executive: Benjamin Kanter, MD

This week, our featured physician executive is Benjamin Kanter, MD. He is the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) of Palomar Pomerado Health.

Dr. Kanter is board-certified in internal medicine and pulmonary disease, and received special certification in critical care in 1990. He has been in private practice in Escondido, CA, for 22 years. Dr. Kanter graduated from the University of Michigan with distinction and honors, after which he received his medical degree and internal medicine training at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Kanter completed his post-doctoral studies in both pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the UCSD Medical center. Dr. Kanter continued to teach at UCSD as an associate clinical professor of medicine after going into private practice. He has served in numerous leadership roles within PPH including chairing the Departments of Medicine at both Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital, directing respiratory and critical care services at Pomerado Hospital. He founded and maintains his directorship over the Palomar Medical Center Sleep Disorders Laboratory.

Dr. Kanter received certification training in electronic health records (EHRs) and hospital information systems in 2006. Dr. Kanter is the immediate past-chief of staff at Pomerado Hospital and chaired their medical executive committee. He has served the district as CMIO with responsibilities for the development of clinical information systems since September 2006.

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