Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 100 Medical Plaza Dr. , Los Angeles, CA 90095
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (310) 794-9629
Appointment Requests: (310) 794-9629
Year Formalized: 1980
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): 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, FACC
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 8
% 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: 2026
Half-day Sessions (per week): 8
Out-patients seen at: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: 12)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
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
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Daniel Levi, MD, FSCAI
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Pamela Miner, RN, Linda Houser, RN, MS, ACNP
Other Program Staff: Jennifer Doliner, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 372
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 89
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
UCLA has the first formal comprehensive ACHD program in the United States, and it remains one of the largest. Besides world-class ACHD patient care in a University Medical Center that has been ranked as the best medical center in the Western United States for the past 23 years by US News & World Report, UCLA's ACHD program is actively involved in multicenter research, training of ACHD providers, and collaboration with other ACHD providers in the Western U.S. to optimize patient outcomes.
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:No
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD program
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), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2013