ULPS Pediatric Cardiology ACHD Program

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 7945 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown, TN 38138
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (901) 287-5092
Appointment Requests: (866) 278-4966
Year Formalized: 1999
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Le Bonheur Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Methodist University Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
B. Rush Waller, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 14
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 15%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Ryan C. Jones, MD
IM, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 2
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 25%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 325
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Out-patients seen at:Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Methodist University 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
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Teresa Kocher, RN
Other Program Staff: Jane Hanafin, MHA
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 367
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 17
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Two clinics in Memphis area and two outreach clinics 90-100 miles outside Memphis. Credentials at multiple hospitals for procedures involving ACHD patients. Perform Melody valve procedure. Collaborate with multiple surgeons on hybrid procedures for treatment of periprosthetic aortic valve leaks. Provide ASD closure and pulmonary valvuloplasty for ACHD patients. Annual, free, sleepaway camp for children emphasizing education and life long cardiac care as part of transition.
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: Yes
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:Yes
Medical Social Worker:Yes
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: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A