Dr. Elenita Kanin is originally from Bulgaria and attended MIT, graduating in 1999 with a BS in physical biology and mathematics. At MIT, she was involved in research in the emerging field of genomics and transcriptomics, eventually helping to develop tools for large scale experiments in biological systems and data analysis. Continuing her education and training, she entered the medical scientist training program at University of Wisconsin at Madison from 2002- 2010 where earned a PhD in biochemistry as well as an MD. Her research centered on kinase inhibition and developing novel genomics, transcriptomic and computational tools. A kinase inhibitor is a substance that blocks a type of enzyme called a kinase. Human cells have many different kinases, and they help control important functions, such as cell signaling, metabolism, division, and survival. Certain kinases are more active in some types of cancer cells and blocking them may help keep the cancer cells from growing. Kinase inhibitors may also block the growth of new blood vessels that tumors need to grow. Some kinase inhibitors are used to treat cancer. Dr. Kanin is passionate about advancing cancer prevention as a tool for longevity.

Dr. Kanin completed her internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas from 2010-2013, and a cardiology fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut from 2013-2016. She joins Capital Cardiology after working for a small Connecticut-based private practice.

Dr. Kanin is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology, CT angiography and cardiac MRI. “I have always been passionate about research and pushing knowledge forward. I have an interest in “difficult” to treat conditions such as POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that affects blood flow), as well as rare cardiomyopathies. I am also interested in personalized medicine, cardiovascular genomics, sports medicine, aging, and prevention of aging related diseases.” says Kanin.

When not practicing medicine, she enjoys farmers’ markets, paleogenomics, and reading the popular literature on space travel and quantum physics. Her secret ambition is to “get most of my patients to be able to win the 105-110 age group in an Ironman.”

Board Certifications: Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography
Hospital Affiliations: St. Peter’s Hospital, Samaritan Hospital
Medical Degree: University of Wisconsin – Madison 
Residency:  Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship:  Yale New Haven Hospital