Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 2501 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32804
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: 407-303-3692
Appointment Requests: 407-303-3692
Year Formalized: 2012
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Florida Hospital
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Florida Hospital for Children
Medical School: University of Central Florida Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Agustin Ramos, MD
Peds Cardiology; Peds
Years in ACHD: 32
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 10%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Aurelio Reyes II
Pediatrics, Pediatrics Cardiology, Echo
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 10%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 28
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Out-patients seen at:Florida 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 Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult 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
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Puxiao Cen, MD
IM, IM Card, Nuclear Card, Echo
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Marcos Hazday, MD
IM, IM Card, Interventional
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Matthew E. Zussman
Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiologist, Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Rodrigo Marinas do Lago, MD
IM, IM Card, Interventional
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Bhavya Trivedi
Pediatrics, Pediatrics Cardiology, Fellowship Pediatric Electrophysiology
Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates: Jennifer Frost Physician Assistant, Master Physician Assitant Studies, Certified First Assistant
Other Program Staff: Jaclyn Moore (Administrator)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 120
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 30
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Florida Hospital is a 23 hospital system with a dynamic adult and pediatric cardiac program that offers various supporting sub-specialties, as well as, 5 congenital cardiology satellite clinics throughout central Florida. The adult congenital clinic continues to grow progressively. The team provides a collaborative assessment, management, and education for adults with congenital heart disease. We provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions including cardiac surgery, cardiac anesthesia, cardiac catheterization intervention, and electrophysiology services.
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: Yes
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Yes
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Yes
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2013
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2013