Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion 3rd floor clinic, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (310) 423-1153
Appointment Requests: (310) 423-1153
Year Formalized: 2012
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Evan Zahn, MD
Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 23
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 35%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Alistair Phillips, MD
CT surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery
Years in ACHD: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 187
Half-day Sessions (per week): 7
Outpatients seen at:Cedars-Sinai 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: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Shreya Sheth, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ruchira Garg, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Nai Yu Tang, MD
Ped Card, Ped Critical Care
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Marion E. McRae, RN, MScN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CSC-CMC Kaberi Mozumder, RN, MSN, PNP
Other Program Staff: Daniela Roldan, Patient Services Rep
Other Program Staff: Beatriz Arango and Anush N. Yardiman, Management Assistants II
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 40
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 14
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
We are a fetal to gerontological congenital heart disease program that does not require transitions of care at birth or upon reaching adulthood. We specialize in complex interventional procedures, hybrid surgical procedures, minimizing surgical trauma, and blood conservation. We have a dedicated Congenital Cardiac ICU for all our neonatal to adult patients with dedicated cardiac intensivisits.
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: 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: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: NA