NYU Langone Medical Center Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 530 First Avenue, Skirball-9N, New York, NY 10016
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (646) 501-0647
Appointment Requests: (646) 501-0647
Year Formalized: 2011
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): NYU Langone Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Bellevue Hospital Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Dan Halpern, MD
IM, IM Card, Echo
Years in ACHD: 2
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 350
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Outpatients seen at:NYU Langone Medical Center
Outpatients seen at:Bellevue Hospital Medical Center
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: No
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes
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:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Catherine Weinberg, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Frank Cecchin, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael Argilla MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
Other Program Staff: Tammy Seney, Program Administrative Coordinator
Other Program Staff: Stephanie Serrato, Patient Scheduler
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 250
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 50
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
NYU Langone Medical Center has established the NYU Langone Medical Center Congenital Cardiovascular Program to meet the growing demand of adult congenital patients. NYU Langone Medical Center Congenital Cardiovascular Program is a multidisciplinary comprehensive program for patients which features expertise in cardiac imaging, intervention, electrophysiology and surgery as well as a center of excellence in cardiac rehabilitation and family planning. In addition to transitioning our pediatric patients, our goal is to reestablish care in those lost to follow up and treat patients who are newly diagnosed with congenital heart disease. As the ACHD population continues to grow, there is a greater demand for a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach between pediatric and adults specialists to treat these patients' complex conditions. The pediatric and adult specialists are dedicated to working together and provide a comprehensive center of excellence for ACHD patients at the NYU Langone Medical Center Congenital Cardiovascular Program.
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: NO
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? No
Program's last publication: 2015
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A