Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Data valid for 2010

General Information
Address: 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (806) 743-7333 ext 250
Appointment Requests: (806) 743-7333 ext 250
Year Formalized: 2011
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): TTUHSC/University Medical Center (Adult/Ped)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Covenant Children's Hospital (Pediatric)
Medical School: Texas Tech University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Vasum Peiris, MD, MPH
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 6
% 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: 15
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Out-patients seen at:Combined peds/adult facility
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?
Catheter-based procedures are done:
Invasive EP procedures are done:
ACHD Surgeries are done:
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions:
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 80
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 10
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Only ACHD center within >500 mile radius.
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: No
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: No
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: Within our ACHD program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD program
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Individualized long-term mentoring
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? N/A
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: