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
Out-patients seen at:University of Alabama at Birmingham and 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 Cardiac Care Associates: 3
Cardiac Care Associates: Christy Massey, RN 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