UCSF Adult Congenital Cardiology Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 535 Misson Bay Blvd South, San Francisco, CA 94158
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (415) 353-2873
Appointment Requests: (415) 353-2873
Year Formalized: 1980
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): UCSF Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): UCSF-Benioff Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Ian S. Harris, MD
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Years in ACHD: 9
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 80%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
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% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1000
Half-day Sessions (per week): 7
Outpatients seen at:UCSF Medical Center - Parnassus Campus and Mission Bay Campus
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, 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:
Elyse Foster, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Nelson Schiller, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
V.S. Mahadevan, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Phillip Moore, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jeffrey Meadows, MD
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Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Cynthia Lorenz NP
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 350
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 32
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
The UCSF ACHD Program brings together a talented and multidisciplinary group of experts from adult and pediatric cardiology, congenital surgery, electrophysiology, maternal-fetal medicine, genetics, and developmental biology to provide cutting-edge care to adults with congenital heart disease. Care is provided jointly at the UCSF Medical Center and the new, state-of-the-art Benioff Children's Hospital. We also operate a unique, formal collaborative program with the Perinatology service (called the Pregnancy and Cardiac Treatment Program - PACT) at the Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital.
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: No
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 dedicated ACHD fellowship (2 year); Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult & Peds), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: NA