Mayo Clinic Florida, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL 32224
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (904) 953-7361/ (507) 284-1644
Appointment Requests: (904) 953-7361
Year Formalized: 2009
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): St Mary Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Mayo Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Naser Ammash, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 18
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 70%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 90
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1/month
Out-patients seen at:Mayo Clinic Florida (Jacksonville, FL)
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?No
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?No
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:
Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates: Elaine Macomb, ARNP
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 0
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
The adult congenital heart disease clinic at the Mayo clinic in Jacksonville, Florida provides the specialized care that adult congenital heart disease survivors need. The clinic is staffed by Dr. Naser Ammash who has 18 years of experience at the Mayo clinic in Rochester Minnesota and serve on the Medical Advisory Board of the ACHA. The adult congenital heart disease program in Jacksonville is an extension to the larger adult congenital heart disease program in Rochester, Minnesota. *Note that all surgeries are done at Mayo Clinic Rochester in Minnesota.
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: No
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: 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: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A