Adult Congenital Heart Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Data valid for 2013

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:
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, FACC
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 21
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Vincent Zales, MD, FACC
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 5
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 250
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Out-patients 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 Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Referred Elsewhere
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?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Tommy Ng, MD, FACC
IM, IM Card, Inv Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Charles Koo, MD, FACC
IM, IM Card, EPS
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: 33
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
Our pediatric and adult cardiologist provide a lifetime of coordinated, expert congenital heart care. Our multispecialty Ob/Cardiac team offers patients specialized, collaborative care for all aspects of women's reproductive health.
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: 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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A