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Peter R. Gaskin

Peter R. Gaskin M.B.B.S., D.C.H., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.C.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Additional Title(s): Pediatric Cardiologist
Location: 110 S. Paca St. (Paca-Pratt) 7th floor
Phone: (410) 328-4348
Fax: (410) 328-8670

Personal History:

Peter Gaskin M.B.B.S., D.C.H., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.C. is assistant professor of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Gaskin is a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in Children’s Heart Program at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Gaskin earned his undergraduate degree and medical degree at the University of West Indies in Jamaica. Dr. Gaskin completed his pediatric residency at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and The Brooklyn Hospital Center, where he also served as the chief resident. Dr. Gaskin completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship and interventional catheterization fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Gaskin is certified in general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology with the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Gaskin also serves as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Cardiology and the Association of Black Cardiologists.

Dr. Gaskin has been appointed IRB Vice-Chair.

Research Interests:

Dr. Gaskin's research interests include general and interventional pediatric cardiology, and pulmonary hypertension.

Clinical Specialty:

Dr. Gaskin specializes in general cardiology, interventional cardiology, hypercholesterolemia, education and pulmonary hypertension.

Grants & Contracts:

  1. Children's Miracle Network - 1997 (and further funding in 2000): Cardiovascular Effects of Modified Ultrafiltration in Congenital Heart Disease. Served as PI. 
  2. Children's Miracle Network 1999. Effects of Microgravity on Cardiac Protein Isoform Expression. Served as co-investigator.
  3. Fund for Academic Excellence, Howard University, 2004. Improving Auscultation Skills in College of Medicine Students. Served as PI.
  4. DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities Research Supplement, 2004. Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, College of Medicine, Howard University. Community Obesity Pilot Project, Served as PI.
  5. Aetna Foundation Grant to fund the B-FINE, (Baltimore Fitness In Nutrition and Exercise) obesity project, of the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Serving as PI $25000. 5/1/2012-4/30/2013. 5% percentage effort


J. Kim, P R Gaskin. Cardiovascular Auscultation Skills After Simulation of Heart Sounds. Abstract presented at Pediatrics academic Society Meeting, Denver, CO. April 2011.

Turan S, Turan OM, Maisel P, Gaskin P, Harman CR, Baschat AA. Three-dimensional sonography in the prenatal diagnosis of aortic arch abnormalities. J Clin Ultrasound. 2009 Jun;37(5):253-7.

Ho D, Xiao Y, Sen A, Cardarelli MG, Salim MA, Gaskin P, Straumanis JP, Vaidya V, Tumulty J, Simone S, Hu P, Seebode S, Kelemen MD. Development of an observational tool on computer use during rounds. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:971.

Onyekwere OC, Campbell A, Teshome M, Onyeagoro S, Sylvan C, Akintilo A, Hutchinson S, Ensing G, Gaskin P, Kato G, Rana S, Kwagyan J, Gordeuk V, Williams J, Castro O.Pulmonary Hypertension in Children and Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2007 Aug 7

Bushuev VI, Miasnikova GY, Sergueeva AI, Polyakova LA, Okhotin D, Gaskin PR, Debebe Z, Nekhai S, Castro OL, Prchal JT, Gordeuk VR. Endothelin-1, vascular endothelial growth factor and systolic pulmonary artery pressure in patients with Chuvash polycythemia. Haematologica. 2006 Jun;91(6):744-9.

L.J. Mirkinson, K. Ratnayaka, C.A. Sable, P.R.A. Gaskin. Carney Complex Presenting with Raynaud's Phenomenon and Erythematous Macules of the Extremities. Pediatr Cardiol. 2006 Apr;27(2):297-300.

Erb TO, Craig DM, Gaskin P, Cheifetz, Bengur A, Sanders SP. Preload recruitable stroke volume in the right ventricle: simultaneous assessment using conductance catheter and sonomicrometry. Crit Care Med. 30 (11): 2601-3, 2002

Ungerleider RM; Johnston TA; O'Laughlin MP; Jaggers JJ; Gaskin PR. Intraoperative stents to rehabilitate severely stenotic pulmonary vessels. Ann Thorac Surg, 71(2):476-81, 2001.

Gaskin P, Owens S, Talner N, Sanders S, Li J. Clinical auscultation skills in pediatric residents. Pediatrics, 105(6):1184-7, 2000.

Gaskin P, O'Laughlin M. Shunt closure with Gianturco-Grifka device. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv, 48(4):368, 1999.

Gaskin P, Box J, Hasselblad V, Kanter R. Sinus P wave rates in children having congestive heart block. Pace, 22:877, 1999 (abst).

Gaskin PR, StJohn MA, Cave CT, Clarke H, Bayston R, Levett PN.Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection due to Corynebacterium xerosis. Journal of Infection, 28:323-5, 1994.