University of Maryland Adult Congenital Program and Comprehensive Heart Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 419 Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: 410-654-0400
Appointment Requests: 410-654-0400
Year Formalized: 2010
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Maryland Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Stacy Fisher, MD
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Years in ACHD: 17
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 80%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Geoffrey Rosenthal,MD, PhD
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Years in ACHD: 20
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 5%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1600
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Outpatients seen at:University of Maryland 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: Yes (Formal transition at age: 15)
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:@
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael Slack, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Peter Gaskin, MBBS
Peds, Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
Other Program Staff: Janet Petit, MS, RN, RDCS, Clinical Program Admin
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 132
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 57
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 8
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
In addition to our downtown clinic locations, patients may be seen in several satellite locations throughout the state of Maryland. We offer a combined cardiology and genetics clinic with scheduling of family members together in one visit for consultation and testing with both adult and pediatric specialists in one session. Having combined hospital services and faculty members allow efficient and effective collaboration to address the unique care needs of these patients
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: Within our ACHD program
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2013
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: NA