Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cardiology

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 3601 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79430
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (806) 743-6671
Appointment Requests: (806) 743-6671
Year Formalized: 2010
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Covenant Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
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: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 35-40 %
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 150
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Outpatients seen at:UMC
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?No
Catheter-based procedures are done: Referred Elsewhere
Invasive EP procedures are done: Referred Elsewhere
ACHD Surgeries are done: Referred Elsewhere
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: About 12)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?No
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:
Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Joanna Alonzo-Torres, LVN
Other Program Staff: Gracie Reyes, Pediatric Cardiology Technician/Sonographer
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 0
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 0
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
Small limited program in development. Providing care within a predominantly rural catchment area.
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: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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? N/A
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: