Midwest Adult Congenital Cardiac Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 2530 Chicago Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (612) 813-8800
Appointment Requests: (612) 813-8800
Year Formalized: 2010
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Abbott Northwestern/Minneapolis Heart Institute (Adult Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Christopher Carter, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 5
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
David Burton, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 30
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 5-10%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 250
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Outpatients seen at:Children's Heart Clinic
Outpatients seen at:Abbott Northwestern/Minneapolis Heart Institute
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: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
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:
Kelly Han, MD
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Charles Gornick, MD
Adult Card, EP
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Matthew Chu, MD
Adult Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dr. Matthew Chu
Adult Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Danielle Johnson PA
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 300
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 15
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
MACC Center is a collaborative endeavor between the Minneaolis Heart Institute and the Children's Heart Clinic to utilize over 30 years of cardiac expertise in both adults and kids to provide care to adult congenital patients. We have physicians with expertise in numerous areas including electrophysiology, interventional catheterization, advanced cardiac imaging and heart failure management. Our surgeons have experience in both adult and pediatric cardiac surgery and our patients undergo surgery in the institution that best suits their needs. We have clinics in Minneapolis with plans to extend to satellite locations in the future.
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: By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
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? Yes
Program's last publication: NA
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A