Mount Sinai Adult Congenital Heart (MSACH) Program

Data valid for 2010

General Information
Address: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY 10029
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (212) 241-3616
Appointment Requests: (212) 241-3616
Year Formalized: 2011
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Mount Sinai Medical Center (Adult/Ped)
Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Barry Love, MD
Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 224
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Out-patients seen at:Combined Adult/Ped Facility
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: Yes (Formal transition at age: 14)
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:
Valentin Fuster, MD
IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ira Parness, MD
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Leigh Tannous NP
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 225
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 45
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Mount Sinai Adult Congenital Heart offers seamless transition between pediatric and adult congenital care. Our medical, surgical and interventional care teams provide the most advanced care for adults with congenital heart disease.
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 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: Yes, Adult/Ped
Programs that Apply:Formal 1 month rotation, individualized long-term mentoring
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: