Benjamin Kanter, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer

Dr. Benjamin Kanter, Chief Medical Information Officer at Palomar HealthDr. 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, California 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.

He completed his post-doctoral studies in both Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at the U.C.S.D. Medical center. Dr. Kanter continued to teach at U.C.S.D. as an associate clinical professor of medicine after going into private practice.

Dr. Kanter received certification training in electronic health records and hospital information systems in 2006, and has served in numerous leadership roles within Palomar Health including:

  • Chairing the departments of Medicine at both Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital
  • Directing Respiratory and Critical Care services at Pomerado Hospital
  • Founded and maintains directorship over the Palomar Medical Center Sleep Disorders Laboratory
  • 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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