Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 201 Lyons Avenue , Newark, NJ 07112
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: 973-926-6640
Appointment Requests: 973-926-6640
Year Formalized: 2013
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Pankaj Madan MD, MS
Internal Medicine, IM Cardiology
Years in ACHD: 3
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
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): 10
Outpatients seen at:Newark Beth Israel 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: 16)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Rajiv Verma, MD
Peds, Ped Card, Interventional
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Lisa Cassidy APN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 74
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 27
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Center for Adult congenital heart disease at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is the only comprehensive ACHD program located in NJ state. Dr Madan, the director the ACHD program is one of approximately 60 cardiologists who have received formal training and has expertise in ACHD. We follow a patient centric approach and try to pre-plan and obtain all pertinent investigations and consultations in a single day or in as few visits as possible so as to minimize discomfort to our patients. All specialities including one of the largest heart transplant program in US is available on site for advanced therapeutics and management. We encourage our patients to take charge of their health care and their medical records. We collaborate with patients' community cardiologists and primary care providers to optimize ACHD care. We strive to provide the patients same day appointments or their first preference. We have organized online support group for our patients and schedule face to face meetings every few months. Several educational sessions about ACHD are offered to physicians and patients every month.
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: 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: 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 & Ped)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2015
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014