Kaiser Permanente Southern California Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1526 N Edgemont Street, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (323) 783-4585
Appointment Requests: (323) 783-4585
Year Formalized: 2009
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): UCLA Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Damon M. Kwan, MD
IM, IM Card, Echo
Years in ACHD: 6
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Morris M. Salem, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 16
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1200
Half-day Sessions (per week): 12
Outpatients seen at:Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles Medical Center
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 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)
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:
Ronald Rosengart, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Timothy L. Degner, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 130
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 35
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Here at Kaiser Permanente - Los Angeles Medical Center, we offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient ACHD care including surgical and interventional procedures at our institution in a collaborative process that involves pediatric cardiologists, ACHD physicians, cardiac surgeon and cardiac radiologists. Our program actively collaborates with UCLA in both the delivery of patient care and research.
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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A