Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1700 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (205) 975-7123
Appointment Requests: (205) 975-7123
Year Formalized: 1990
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Alabama at Birmingham (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's of Alabama (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Marc G. Cribbs, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 7
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Edward Colvin, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 33
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1690
Half-day Sessions (per week): 8-10
Outpatients seen at:University of Alabama at Birmingham
Outpatients seen at:Children's of Alabama
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?No
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 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
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Walt Johnson, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mark A. Law, MD
Peds, IM, Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Christy Massey, RN
RN/LPN: Brenda James, RN
Other Program Staff: Sheree Brown, ACHD Admin
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 327
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 41
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
The Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Program is located at UAB and provides care at The Kirklin Clinic (UAB), Women & Infants' Center, as well as 2 ACHD Outreach locations in Huntsville and Montgomery.
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:No
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows in Peds and Adult
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2013
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2013