Aurora Healthcare's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 2081 W. Kinnickinnic River Parkway, Milwaukee, WI 53215
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (414) 385-2400
Appointment Requests: (414) 385-2400
Year Formalized: 2010
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: No
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): St. Luke's Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): West Allis Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
A. Jamil Tajik, MD
IM Card, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 32
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 325
Half-day Sessions (per week): 5
Outpatients seen at:St Luke's Medical Center Milwaukee
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 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: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 18-21)
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:
Anwar Dhala
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Michelle Bush FNP
NP/PA: Heather Sanders ACNP
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 270
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 12
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
A. Jamil Tajik, a world renown expert, leads a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work together with the patient and family to meet individual needs through the use of comprehensive diagnostic and treatment strategies. When appropriate we refer our patients to experts in heart transplant, pulmonary hypertension, electrophysiology and cardiothoracic surgery.
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: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: In collaboration with our pulmonary hyperte
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:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2015
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014