Adult Congenital Heart Program, Northern California Kaiser Permanente

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 2200 O’Farrell Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94115
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (415) 833-2240
Appointment Requests: (415) 833-2240
Year Formalized: 2009
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Stanford University (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of California San Francisco (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Stanford University and University of California San Francisco
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Alison Knauth Meadows, MD, PhD
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Years in ACHD: 14
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1800
Half-day Sessions (per week): 12
Outpatients seen at:Kaiser Permanente San Francisco
Outpatients seen at:Stanford University and University of California San Francisco
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: 18)
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:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jennifer TIng, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Keane Lee, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Jennifer Gilmartin NP
RN/LPN: AnneMaree Senan, RN - Nurse Case Manager
Other Program Staff: Katie Truong, Administrative Assistant
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 50
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 5
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
We are a large specialty program that serves adults with complex congenital heart disease for all of Northern California Kaiser Permanente (3.9 million members). We have a group of "champions" at each local KP center who helps to co-follow the complex ACHD patients and primarily follow the simple ACHD patients (with our guidance). We have close affiliation with Stanford University and UCSF to provide the complex interventions (cath, surgery, and EP). We provide the advanced imaging, adult surgery, adult EP, and diagnostic cath in house. We are in the process of developing a fellowship program in conjunction with Stanford.
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: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
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:
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult & Peds), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A