University of California, Davis Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 4860 Y Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: 916-734-3761
Appointment Requests: 916-734-3761
Year Formalized: 1979
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of California, Davis Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of California, Davis School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
William J. Bommer, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 36
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 3%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Sandhya Venugopal, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 2%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 200
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Outpatients 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
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Thomas Smith, MD
IM, Cardiovascular
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mark Parrish, MD
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Stuart Berger, MD
Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 150
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 15
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 6
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
The 3 pediatric, 1 pediatric/adult, and 3 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
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: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: 2000
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A