Adult Congenital Heart Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (732) 776-3838
Appointment Requests: (732) 776-3838
Year Formalized: 2011
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Robert Wood University Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Dawn M Calderon, DO
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 22
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: >50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 350
Half-day Sessions (per week): 5
Outpatients seen at:Jersey Shore University 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/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 16)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Tommy Ng, MD
IM, IM Card, Inv Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Charles Koo, MD
IM, IM Card, EP
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Brett Sealove, MD
IM, IM Card, Nuc, ECHO, Vascular
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Lance Berger, MD
IM, IM Card, ECHO, Nucs
Number of NPs/PAs:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 5
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 40
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
Our program continues to utilize a multidisciplanary team of experts to care for our patients. Coupled with a very robust structural heart program we are able to offer our patients many of the latest advances in technology, devices, and treatment options. We've developed an award winning "Creating a Community of Life Savers" program to arm, educate and bring awareness to the community in our fight against sudden cardiac death in young athletes. We have been instrumental in the passage of State legislation for this cause.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Cardiac MRI: Yes
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
ACHD-experienced 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: By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult and Peds), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A