Alabama Adult Congenital Heart Program at UAB

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 1700 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (205) 934-3460
Appointment Requests: (205) 996-4000
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:
Marc Cribbs, MD
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine
Years in ACHD: 3
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Edward Colvin, MD
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology
Years in ACHD: 32
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 886
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6-8
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: 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:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Walt Johnson, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mark A. Law, MD
Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Cardiology
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 3
Cardiac Care Associates: Christy Massey, RN Brenda James, RN
Other Program Staff: Sheree Brown
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 411
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 62
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 in the UAB Women and Infants' Center. The program provides care at The Kirklin Clinic (UAB) as well as 2 outreach locations in Huntsville and Montgomery.
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: 2013
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A