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
Outpatients seen at:Phoenix Children's Hospital
Outpatients seen at: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
Number of NPs/PAs:
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