The Adult Congenital Heart Clinic, University of Virginia Health Systems

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA 22908
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (434) 243-1000
Appointment Requests: (434) 243-1000
Year Formalized: 2000
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Virginia Health System (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Virginia
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Robert W. Battle, MD
IM Card
Years in ACHD: 26
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Scott Lim, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 25%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 500
Half-day Sessions (per week): 5
Outpatients seen at:University of Virginia Health Systems
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/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
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: 17-18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Paul Matherne, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
George McDaniel, MD
Peds, Ped Card, EP
Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Adrienne Garo, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 250
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 40
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
We have a comprehensive ACHD program at UVA that includes the specialties of Cardiovascular Genetics and Sports Cardiology. We are an accredited Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence. All collaborative specialties are available: Ob/Gyn, liver, dental, pulmonary, anaesthesia, etc. We have the capacity to see families with adults and children seen within the same clinic 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: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes
Programs that Apply:Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2015
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A