Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (310) 423-1153
Appointment Requests: (310) 423-1153
Year Formalized: 2012
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Evan Zahn, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 24
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Ruchira Garg, MD
Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 14
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 10%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 187
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Out-patients 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
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Dr. Shreya Sheth
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Constantnos Chrysostomou MD
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Pooja Nawathe MD
Ped Card, Ped Critical Care
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Alistair Phillips, MD
Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac surgery
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Marion McRae, ACNP-BC Phillip Nevin, RN-BC, CCRN, MSN
Other Program Staff: Melissa Garganta
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 45
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 21
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
We focus on care from the prenatal period to old age without the need for transition of care to another provider or facility. We specialize in complex interventional procedures and hybrid surgical procedures using minimally invasive incisions planned through 3D heart modeling that decrease recovery time. We have a dedicated Congenital Heart ICU for both pediatric and adults patients with dedicated cardiac intensivists.
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: 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: 2013