Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 100 UCLA Medical Plaza Dr. , Los Angeles, CA 90095
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (310) 825-9011
Appointment Requests: (310) 794-9629
Year Formalized: 1980
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Jamil Aboulhosn, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 10
% 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: 2340
Half-day Sessions (per week): 7-9
Outpatients seen at:UCLA Cardiovascular Center, Ronald Reagan UCLA 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: 14)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Leigh Reardon, MD
IM, Peds
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jeannette Lin, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Kevin Shannon, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jeremy Moore, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs: Jennifer Doliner, RN, BSN Nurse Coordinator
NP/PA: Pamela Miner RN, MN, NP
NP/PA: Linda Houser RN, MS, ACNP(c)
Other Program Staff: Yvonne Jose, Office Manager (Veronica Olmedo, Clinical Coordinator and Evelyn Garcia, Patient Administrative Support)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 187
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 63
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
UCLA has a well established experienced ACHD program, with expert congenital cardiologists, surgeons, electrophysiologists, interventionalists and nurse practitioners, and capable administrative resources to provide seamless comprehensive care to adults with CHD. Our interventional cardiac catheterization program ranks among the busiest in the nation, providing cutting edge treatments using the most advanced imaging quality currently available. Our high risk obstetric program provides essential services to pregnant women with CHD throughout Southern and Central California.
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:No
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 Peds & Adult), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (2 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014