Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 420 NE Glen Oak, Peoria, IL 61603
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (309) 655-3453
Appointment Requests: (309) 655-3453
Year Formalized: 2010
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Hospital of Illinois (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Marc D. Knepp, MD
IM, Peds
Years in ACHD: 3
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 75%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1106
Half-day Sessions (per week): 8
Out-patients seen at:Childrens Hospital of Illinois
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: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
David Chan, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Priti M. Patel, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Stephen Bash, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jitendra J. Shah, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
William H. Albers, MD
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 257
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 42
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Our congenital heart surgical program began over 35 years ago and is the only one located in downstate Illinois. We are located in an adult hospital (OSF St. Francis) along with Children's Hospital (The Children's Hospital of Illinois) and are the only facilities in downstate Illinois to offer a full range of services to adults with CHD. We are affiliated with the University of Illinois in Peoria. We have a unique close relationship with Internal Medicine Adult Cardiologists to allow seamless care for this unique population of patients. We practice within a center that cares for patients across the spectrum of life.
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: No
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: Within our ACHD Program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD Program
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