Memorial University Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: Janeway Children's Hospital, St Johns, NL A1B 3VB
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (709) 777-4463
Appointment Requests: (709) 777-4463
Year Formalized: 1988
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): The Janeway Childrens Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): The General Hospital/Health Sciences (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Anne E. Williams, MD
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Years in ACHD: 35
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Surya Shah, MD
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Years in ACHD: 35
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 300
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Outpatients seen at:The Janeway Childrens Hospital
Outpatients seen at:The General Health 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 Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Referred Elsewhere
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: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, less than 1 time per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Sean Connor, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Christina Templeton, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Heather Bremmer, MD
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Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Charlene Daley, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 50
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 5
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Provincial referral Clinic for pop of 700,000.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: No
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: 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: By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
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: NA
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: NA