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Donald Leichter, MD
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  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiopulmonary Center
Accepting new patients

Appointments: Call 908-522-5566


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890 Mountain Avenue Pediatric Cardiology

890 Mountain Avenue
3rd Floor
New Providence, NJ 07974
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • 3D Echocardiography
  • Acquired heart disease
  • Adolescent cardiac consultation
  • Angiogram
  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Atrial septal defect
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • CT of the heart
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Chest X-ray
  • Chest pain
  • Children cardiac consultation
  • Closure of septal heart defect
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Complete atrioventricular canal defect
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • ECG
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiography (EKG)
  • Electrophysiology study
  • Exercise stress test
  • Fainting
  • Familial disorder
  • Fetal diagnostic echocardiography
  • Heart Murmur
  • High Cholesterol
  • Holter monitor
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • ICD transmission
  • Implantable event recorder
  • Infant cardiac consultation
  • Invasive electrophysiology
  • Lipid disorders
  • Low blood pressure after birth
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Near fainting spell
  • Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pacemaker implantation
  • Patent ductus arteriosus
  • Poor weight gain
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary artery stent procedure
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Radiofrequency ablation therapy
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Single ventricle defect
  • Skipped heartbeat
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Stress tests
  • TEE
  • Tetralogy of fallot
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram
  • Transtelephonic pacemaker
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Truncus arteriosus

Accepted Insurances

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Training and Education

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Subspecialty Board of Pediatric Cardiology
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Medical School

  • Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY


  • Zoology and Psychology, Duke University, Durham, NC

  • Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC


  • Clinical and Research Fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

About Me

In addition to his position at Summit Health, Donald A. Leichter, MD, is an attending physician in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, all located in New Jersey. He is Former Director of Pediatric Cardiology at Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Leichter is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Medical Center Children's Hospital of New York in New York City.

Dr. Leichter has practiced at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Schneider Children's Hospital. He has been a consulting pediatric cardiologist at Queens Hospital Center, Union Memorial Hospital Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside Hospital, Elizabeth General Hospital, Chilton Memorial Hospital, and Muhlenberg Medical Medical Center. Dr. Leichter is Former Associate Director of Pediatric Cardiology and Former Vice Chair of Pediatrics for Atlantic Health System. He has been Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the State University of New York in Stonybrook.

Dr. Leichter is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Cardiology. He is a member of the American Heart Association, Union County Medical Society, and American Society of Echocardiography. He has been a member of the American Heart Association Committee on Heart Health in the Young.

A gifted teacher, Dr. Leichter has taught courses for physicians' board review, the New York State Society of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Technology, and pediatric / family practice rotations.He is a recipient of the Overlook Medical Center House Staff Teaching Award. Dr. Leichter has delivered invited presentations on congenital heart disease for pediatric, family practice, and radiology staff at Overlook Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Hunterdon Medical Center, Bayonne Hospital, and Saint Claire's Medical Center. He is the coauthor of articles and abstracts, which are published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Pediatric Emergency Care, and Circulation.

For more than 15 years, Dr. Leichter has been featured in Castle Connolly and New Jersey Monthly "Top Doctor" listings. His Castle Connolly listings are reprinted in US News and World Report, Inside Jersey, and New York Magazine.

English, Italian

Hospital Affiliations

  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Top Doctors 2020
  • Top Doctors 2018
  • Top Doctors Inside Jersey 2018
  • Inside Jersey Top Docs 2017
  • Top Doctors 2016
  • Top Doctors 2015
  • NJ Fave kids doc
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors

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