UCD Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 4860 Y Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (916) 734-3761
Appointment Requests: (916) 734-3761
Year Formalized: 1990
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of California, Davis, Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of California, Davis, Medical Center
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
William J. Bommer, MD, FACC, FACP
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 35
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 3%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Sandhya Venugopal, MD, FACC
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 6
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 3%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 120
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Out-patients seen at:University of California, Davis, Ambulatory Clinic
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: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Thomas Smith, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mark Parrish, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael Choy, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Radhika Bukkapatnam, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Julie Petray, BSN, RN
Other Program Staff: Terri Thompson (Yes)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 150
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 12
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 7
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
The three pediatric, one pediatric/adult, and three adult trained cardiologists of our ACHD Program provide a diverse expertise in diagnosing and treating adult congenital heart disease with extensive imaging and interventional experience for over 30 years.
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
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 1991
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A