Graduate Degree

PhD, Neuroscience
  • Johns Hopkins University , 2005 , Baltimore , MD

Medical School

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , 2005 , Baltimore , MD


  • Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) , 2006 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Combined Residency Program (BCRP) , 2008 , Boston , MA


Pediatric Critical Care
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2012 , Boston , MA


Dr. Kantor serves as an expert for the Department of Anesthesia for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Ultrasound Assessment of Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Thickness in Critically Ill Children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021 May 24. View abstract
  2. A Call to Action for the Pediatric Critical Care Community. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021 Mar 03. View abstract
  3. In Response. Anesth Analg. 2020 08; 131(2):e82-e83. View abstract
  4. Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the Pediatric Perioperative Setting. Anesth Analg. 2019 10; 129(4):925-932. View abstract
  5. The authors reply. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 06; 20(6):592-593. View abstract
  6. Diagnostic Bedside Ultrasound Program Development in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Results of a National Survey. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 11; 19(11):e561-e568. View abstract
  7. Fluid Balance Is Associated with Clinical Outcomes and Extravascular Lung Water in Children with Acute Asthma Exacerbation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 05 01; 197(9):1128-1135. View abstract
  8. Transcutaneous CO-oximetry differentiates asthma exacerbation and convalescence in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 08; 142(2):676-678.e5. View abstract
  9. Gene-Environment Interactions Associated with the Severity of Acute Asthma Exacerbation in Children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 03 01; 197(5):545-547. View abstract
  10. Multiancestry association study identifies new asthma risk loci that colocalize with immune-cell enhancer marks. Nat Genet. 2018 01; 50(1):42-53. View abstract
  11. Ultrasound Measurement of Muscle Thickness: A Novel Biomarker for the PICU? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 08; 18(8):817-819. View abstract
  12. Reply. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 05; 139(5):1717-1718. View abstract
  13. Omalizumab Is Associated with Reduced Acute Severity of Rhinovirus-triggered Asthma Exacerbation. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 12 15; 194(12):1552-1555. View abstract
  15. Ultrasound Guidance and Other Determinants of Successful Peripheral Artery Catheterization in Critically Ill Children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 12; 17(12):1124-1130. View abstract
  16. Long-Gap Esophageal Atresia Is a Unique Entity within the Esophageal Atresia Defect Spectrum. Neonatology. 2017; 111(2):140-144. View abstract
  17. Rhinovirus and serum IgE are associated with acute asthma exacerbation severity in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 11; 138(5):1467-1471.e9. View abstract
  18. Looking for Tips on Central Venous Catheter Insertion? Try Ultrasound. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov; 16(9):891-3. View abstract
  19. Establishing intensivist-driven ultrasound at the PICU bedside--it's about time*. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep; 15(7):649-52. View abstract
  20. Intravenous ß agonists and severe pediatric asthma exacerbation: time for a closer look at terbutaline? Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Mar; 112(3):187. View abstract
  21. Pulmonary hypertension associated with scurvy and vitamin deficiencies in an autistic child. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec; 132(6):e1699-703. View abstract
  22. Replication and fine mapping of asthma-associated loci in individuals of African ancestry. Hum Genet. 2013 Sep; 132(9):1039-47. View abstract
  23. Methods for Improving Image Quality and Reducing Data Load of NIR Hyperspectral Images. Sensors (Basel). 2008 May 19; 8(5):3287-3298. View abstract
  24. The Nogo-66 receptor homolog NgR2 is a sialic acid-dependent receptor selective for myelin-associated glycoprotein. J Neurosci. 2005 Jan 26; 25(4):808-22. View abstract
  25. Functional Regulation of the Axon Guidance Cue Semaphorin 5A by Sulfated Proteoglycans. 2005. View abstract
  26. Semaphorin 5A is a bifunctional axon guidance cue regulated by heparan and chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans. Neuron. 2004 Dec 16; 44(6):961-75. View abstract
  27. Curbing the excesses of youth: molecular insights into axonal pruning. Neuron. 2003 Jun 19; 38(6):849-52. View abstract
  28. Sema5A affects axon outgrowth from the habenular nucleus. Keystone symposia, Axonal connections: molecular cues for development and regeneration. 2003. View abstract
  29. Recombinant adenovirus-mediated expression in nervous system of genes coding for ion channels and other molecules involved in synaptic function. Methods Enzymol. 1998; 293:483-503. View abstract
  30. Visualization of the distribution of autophosphorylated calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II after tetanic stimulation in the CA1 area of the hippocampus. J Neurosci. 1997 Jul 15; 17(14):5416-27. View abstract
  31. The effect of endothelial nitric oxide synthase subcellular localization on nitric oxide release and long-term potentiation. Society for Neuroscience abstracts. 1997; 23:47.18. View abstract
  32. 3D time-lapse imaging of hippocampal dendritic spine plasticity using 2-photon microscopy. Society for Neuroscience abstracts. 1997; 23:136.5. View abstract
  33. A role for endothelial NO synthase in LTP revealed by adenovirus-mediated inhibition and rescue. Science. 1996 Dec 06; 274(5293):1744-8. View abstract
  34. Expression of a mutant endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) blocks long-term potentiation (LTP). Society for Neuroscience abstracts. 1996; 22:598.16. View abstract
  35. A potential role for protein myristoylation and an endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in long-term potentiation (LTP). Society for Neuroscience abstracts 21, 711.14. 1995; 21:711.14. View abstract