University of Louisville Center for Adult Structural Heart Disease

Data valid for 2010

General Information
Address: University of Louisville HealthCare Outpatient Center, Louisville, KY 40202
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (502) 813-6335
Appointment Requests: (502) 813-6335 or (502) 813-6500
Year Formalized: 2011
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center (Adult Hospital/Clinic)
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Michael P. Flaherty, MD, PhD
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Years in ACHD: 2
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Marcus Stoddard, MD
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Years in ACHD: 25
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits:
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Out-patients seen at:Adult Hospital/Clinic
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:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Andrew DeFillippis, MD, MSc
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Brad Sutton, MD, MBA
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ihab Hamzeh, MD
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Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 153
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
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: No
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 hypertension specialists
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
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: