Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 5777 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85054
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (480) 301-4469
Appointment Requests: (480) 301-4469
Year Formalized: 2007
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Mayo Clinic Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Phoenix Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Mayo Clinic
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Craig Cohen, MD
Ped, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 19
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 900
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Out-patients seen at:Arizona Pediatric Cardiology Consultants
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
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Joe Graziano, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Eric Steidley, MD
IM, Advanced HF & Transplant
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mitch Cohen, MD
Ped, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Chandrasekaran Krishnasekaran, MD
IM, IM Card, Echo
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Tabitha G. Moe, MD
IM, IM Card Eligible
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 3
Cardiac Care Associates: Barbara Sullivan, ANP; Joan Lusk, RDCS Rose Simpson, RDCS
Other Program Staff: Toni DeRose, MPS
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 244
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 15
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic is a unique collaboration between Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children's Hospital and Arizona Pediatric Cardiology Consultants. Each organization brings its unique expertise in multiple disciplines to provide outstanding care in consultation, medical and surgical management of the patient with congenital heart disease.
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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A