Geisinger Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville, PA 17822
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: 570-271-6089
Appointment Requests: 570-271-6089
Year Formalized: 2000
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Geisinger Community Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Geisinger Wyoming Valley (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Robert Mangano, MD, FACC
Int Med, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 22
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 477
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Out-patients seen at:Geisinger 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: 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:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
David Connuck, MD, FACC
Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 67
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 8
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Geisinger Medical Center provides accessibility to pediatric and adult congenital cardiology at several locations throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania. The services offered span from clinical cardiology to state of the art diagnostic testing, invasive procedures, surgical and inpatient care. Our approach to care is multidisciplinary and involves a broad care team to facilitate even the most complex care close to home. Our patients benefit from a quality focus and a track record for good long term outcomes.
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: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
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: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes
Programs that Apply:
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A