ULPS Pediatric Cardiology ACHD Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 100 North Humphreys Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (901) 287-5092
Appointment Requests: (901) 287-7667 or (866) 870-5570
Year Formalized: 1999
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
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, III, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 14
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Ryan C. Jones, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 3
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 25%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 775
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Outpatients seen at:Le Bonheur Children'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: 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: 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?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Teresa Kocher, RN
Other Program Staff: Jane Hanafin, MHA, Senior Director
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 327
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 22
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 in Jackson, TN and Tupelo, MS. 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. Camp counselors include ACHD patients.
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: No
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
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: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A