Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1 Children's Way, Little Rock, AR 72202
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (501) 364-1479
Appointment Requests: (501) 364-4000
Year Formalized: 2010
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Arkansas Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
R. Thomas Collins, II, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 7
% 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: 1211
Half-day Sessions (per week): 10
Outpatients seen at:Arkansas Children's Hospital
Outpatients seen at:The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
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/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: 13)
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:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Paul Seib, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Renee Bornemeier, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Elizabeth Frazier, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Eudice Fontenot, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michele Moss, MD
Peds, Ped Card, Peds Critical Care
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Candace Campbell MSN, APRN
RN/LPN: Beth Martin, RN
RN/LPN: Lindsay Titsworth, RN
Other Program Staff: Jerrilyn Clay, Admin Analyst
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 337
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 25
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 6
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The only of its kind in the state, the Arkansas ACHD program provides care to patients from throughout the region. Great efforts are made to assist in the transition of patients from Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Programs to ensure there is no lapse in care and provide patients with the best possible outcomes. The ACHD team is dedicated to offering up-to-date care based on the most recent guidelines for management of this complex group of patients.
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: 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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows in Peds & Adult
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A