Adult Congenital Program at the Children's Heart Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1919 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (602) 933-3366
Appointment Requests: (602) 933-3366
Year Formalized: 2005
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Phoenix Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): St. Joseph's Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Craig Cohen, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 30
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 10%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Tabitha Moe, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 4
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1275
Half-day Sessions (per week): 12
Out-patients seen at:Phoenix Children's Hospital and St. Joseph'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/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: 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: 12)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mitchell Cohen, MD
Peds, Ped Card, Electrophysiology
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Edward Rhee, MD
Peds, Ped Card, Electrophysiology
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Joseph Graziano, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Erik Ellsworth, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Robert Puntel, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 280
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 31
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Specialized Multidisciplinary 22q/DiGeorge Clinic Specialized Multidisciplinary Trisomy 21 Clinic Fetal Heart Care Network
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:No
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? Yes
Program's last publication: 2010
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A