Adult Congenital Heart Disorders Program

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd, Newark, DE 19718
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: 302-733-1663
Appointment Requests: 302-733-1663
Year Formalized: 2008
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): AI Dupont Hospital for Children (Pediatric)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Wolfgang Radtke
M.D. Pediatric Cardiology
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 10%%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits:
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2 Biweekly
Out-patients seen at:Christiana Care Health Services
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 Hospitals
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult / Pediatric Hospitals
ACHD Surgeries are done: Referred
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
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Joel Temple
MD, FACC; Peds/Peds Cardiology
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
James Hopkins
M.D.; ABIN/Int Card/ Card Disease
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Roger Kerzner
M.D.; Int Med/ Card/Card EP
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Erik Marshall
M.D.; Int Med/Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates: Catherine Johnson RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 44
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
Our ACHD clinic is a collaborative team approach to the challenges of ACHD with pediatric cardiologists embedded into the adult cardiology department of a large adult hospital and care organization. Our outpatient ACHD clinic is closely associated with the heart failure and pulmonary hypertension clinic.
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: No
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: No
When lung transplant is considered in our ACHD patients with PAH, they are: Referred
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: