Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps Clinic

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 10666 N Torrey Pines Rd , La Jolla, CA 92037
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (858) 554-8836
Appointment Requests: (858) 554-8836
Year Formalized: 2000
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: No
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Scripps Green Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Rady Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Allen D. Johnson, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 30
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 200
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Outpatients seen at:Scripps Green Hospital
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: Referred Elsewhere
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, less than 1 time per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of NPs/PAs:
Other Program Staff: Casondra Pearson, Clinical Care Coordinator
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: Referred to Rady Children's Hospital
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 20
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Our program provides consultative and continuing care for the full spectrum of ACHD at Scripps Clinic, and cooperates and interacts with Rady Childrens Hospital Pediatric Cardiology for advanced interventional and surgical procedures performed at Rady or Scripps-Green Hospital depending upon the unique requirements of each of those patients. We have combined ACHD conferences at Scripps-Green with the Rady Children's faculty.
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: No
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: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
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: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2013