Hawaii's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 550 S. Beretania St, Kailua, HI 96813
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (808) 691-8900
Appointment Requests: (808) 691-8900
Year Formalized: 2010
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Queen's Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Hawaii
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Christian Spies, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 5
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 33%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 50
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Out-patients seen at:Queen's Medical Center
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?Yes
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Brittney Patterson-Lazzaro, APRN
Other Program Staff: Mryna Ocol, MA
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 25
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 12
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Hawaii’s ACHD clinic provide the only outpatient/inpatient services for adults with congenital heart disease for the people of Hawaii. We strive to provide management of arrhythmias, heart failure and treatments such as catheterization, intverventional procedures, electrophysiology and cardiac surgery.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A