Scripps Clinic Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2012

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: 2002
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Scripps Green Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Allen D. Johnson, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 43
% 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: 300
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2.5
Out-patients seen at:Scripps Clinic
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?No
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Adult Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult 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
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 14
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
Active ACHD program integrated with adult cardiology training program for the past ten years, caring for every type of adult congenital heart disease and problem. Considerable on-site expertise, and cooperative and refer to local and regional ACHD programs for complex surgery and intervention, particularly Rady Children's Hospital and UCLA ACHD program.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: No
Interventional Electrophysiology: No
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: No
High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: No
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: Within our ACHD Program
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: N/A