Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 269-01 76th Avenue, Ste. 139, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (718) 470-7350
Appointment Requests: (718) 470-7350
Year Formalized: 2011
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Long Island Jewish Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Richard Friedman, MD, MBA
Peds, Ped Card, IBHRE Cert - CCDS
Years in ACHD: 25
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 25%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 300
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Outpatients seen at:Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
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: Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: 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
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Lisa Gilmore CPNP-AC/PC
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 170
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 16
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The director of the clinic specializes in diagnosis and management of arrhythmias and implantable cardiac rhythm devices. In addition, he has been involved in management of failing Fontan patients for over 20 years having initiated the Fontan revision program and then the ACHD program at Baylor College of Medicine.
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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A