Kaiser Permanente Southern California Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 4700 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (323) 783-5310
Appointment Requests: (323) 783-1997
Year Formalized: 1999
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Kaiser Permanente – Los Angeles Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Damon M. Kwan, MD, FACC, FASE
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Years in ACHD: 6
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 33%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Morris M. Salem, MD, FACC
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Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 750
Half-day Sessions (per week): 5
Out-patients 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/Pediatric 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: 21)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ronald Rosengart, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Timothy L. Degner, MD
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Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 150
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 50
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
We offer IP/OP care for full spectrum of ACHD including surgical and interventional procedures at our institution in a collaborative process that involves pediatric cardiologists, ACHD physicians, cardiac surgeon and cardiac radiologists.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: No
Interventional Electrophysiology: No
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
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: Within our ACHD program
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? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A