Adult Congenital Cardiology Clinic

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1501 N. Campbell, Tucson, AZ 85724
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (520) 626-5585
Appointment Requests: (520) 694-9988
Year Formalized: 2007
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Banner University Medical Center - Tucson (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Banner University Medical Center - South (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Arizona - Tucson
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Scott Klewer, MD
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Years in ACHD: 19
% 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: 567
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Outpatients seen at:Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
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: No
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Daniela Lax, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mike Seckeler, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ric Samson, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Peter Ott, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Franz Rischard, DO
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Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Jane Finerson ANP
Other Program Staff: Lisa Laughlin, Adminstrator
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 135
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 19
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
The University of Arizona College of Medicine Congenital Cardiology programs are the only programs in Arizona that provide pediatric and adult clinical services "under the same roof" at Banner University Medical Center - Tucson. Our facilities allow adult and pediatric cardiology specialists to directly interact and consult on the multi-factorial, frequently complex conditions affecting adults living with congenital heart disease. In addition, research laboratories and scientists on campus are in close proximity to the clinical teams and frequently interact in research projects and conferences. This multi-disciplinary environment allows for the most comprehensive care for congenital cardiac conditions.
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: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: NA