Alabama Congenital Heart Disease Center at UAB

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 1700 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Patient Inquiries Phone: (205) 934-3460
Appointment Requests: (205) 934-3460
Year Formalized: 1990
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Hospital of Alabama (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Edward Colvin, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 31
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Yung R. Lau, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 19
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 569
Half-day Sessions (per week): 7
Out-patients seen at:University Hospital
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: No
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:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mark A. Law, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
G. Neal Kay, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
O. Julian Booker, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Brenda James, RN Barbara Mostella, RN
Other Program Staff: Michele Mullinax
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 343
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 43
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The congenital heart disease program is located in the UAB Women and Infants Center. The program provides prenatal diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease, postnatal management of infants and children with congenital heart disease, and for adult patients with complex congenital heart disease, life long care.
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: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A