Geisinger Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2014

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: 1995
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Al Dupont (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Pennsylvania (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Temple, LECOM
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Robert Mangano, MD
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Years in ACHD: 17
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 400
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Outpatients seen at:Geisinger Medical Center
Outpatients seen at:Geisinger Wyoming Valley
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?No
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Referred elsewhere
Invasive EP procedures are done: Referred elsewhere
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: 15)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
David Connuck, MD
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Number of NPs/PAs:
Other Program Staff: Catherine Caldwell, Admin Fellow
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 50
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 20
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
We provide a broad array of coordinated care in a large area of Pennsylvania close to patient's homes. Personal attention and positive experiences are priorities, along with state of the art care and testing services. Treatments available include interventional catheterization, surgery, electrophysiology. We have recently launched a care gap initiative to find adult patients who have been lost to followup or do not receive care.
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: Within our ACHD program
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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A