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Peter Gaskin, MD

Dr. Peter Gaskin was born, raised and educated on the island of Barbados. He gained his medical degree from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica and his internship in Barbados. He completed his Diploma in Child Health from UWI and then wanted to further his training in Pediatrics and was accepted into the pediatric residency program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. In his final year he was appointed as Chief Resident. His fellowship training in Pediatric Cardiology was at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. It was during his residency in Barbados that his interest in Cardiology was peaked.

Dr. Gaskin likes to get his hands dirty but does not have the personality of a surgeon. This is why he became a Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist. At Duke, he was exposed to the full spectrum of Pediatric Cardiology and developed a special interest in catheter intervention. He was the first Pediatric Cardiologist to be awarded a fellowship in Interventional Cardiology by the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC). This interventional fellowship was also performed at Duke University.

Upon completion, he returned to his homeland and went into private practice, was the Director of the PICU at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in addition to being an Asst. Professor in the Faculty of Medicine. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology. His special interests are rheumatic fever and ventricular function and resident teaching. He has a number of first author and co-author publications and has had abstracts from his research presented at national meetings in his field. In June he became a member of the faculty at Howard University.

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