Pacific Adult Congenital Heart Clinic

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (604) 806-8520
Appointment Requests: (604) 806-8520
Year Formalized: 1986
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): St. Paul's Hospital
Medical School: University of British Columbia
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Marla Kies, MD, FACC
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Years in ACHD: 25
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 70%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1489
Half-day Sessions (per week): 7
Out-patients seen at:St. Paul's Hospital
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 Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult 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: 19)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Amanda Barlow, MBBS, FRCPC
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Shanta Chakrabarti, MBBS, MD, FRCPCH
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Derek Human, BCh, FRCPC, FACC
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jasmine Grewal, MD, FRCPC
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Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 3
Cardiac Care Associates: Doreen Fofonoff, MN, Jaimee Feldstein, MScN, RN Emma Hardwick, RN, Sarah Cockell, PhD, RPsych
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 55
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
We are a regional tertiary centre that follows a model of collaborative care incorporating expertise from adult and pediatric cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, consultants and allied health personnel. Our comprehensive services include cardiology, cardiac surgery, cath/interventions, electrophysiology/interventions/pacemakers/AICDs, diagnostic imaging, transplant/VADs, cardiac obstetrics and pulmonary hypertension.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
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: No
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
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 & 2 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012