Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 900 Black Wilbur Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (650) 724-9220
Appointment Requests: (650) 724-9220
Year Formalized: 2001
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Stanford Health Care (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Stanford University
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
George Lui, MD
IM, IM Card, Peds
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: 1270
Half-day Sessions (per week): 10
Outpatients seen at:Stanford Health Care
Outpatients seen at:Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
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 Hospitals
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: 13-16)
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:9
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Daniel Murphy, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Joseph Wu, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ian Rogers, MPH, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Stafford Grady, Jr, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Anitra Romfh, MD
IM, IM Card, Peds
Number of NPs/PAs: Christy Sillman, RN
NP/PA: Susan M. Fernandes LPD, PA-C
NP/PA: Tara Dade MSHS, PA-C
NP/PA: Emily Dong MS, PA-C
Other Program Staff: Susan Fernandes, LPD, PA-C - Program Director
Other Program Staff: Maria Tirador, Admin Coordinator; Chantel Davila, Office Assistant
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 567
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 92
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford is a joint initiative between Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Health Care, and the Stanford University School of Medicine. We offer adolescent and adult patients comprehensive diagnostics, lifestyle counseling, medical management, and interventional and surgical treatments for the full spectrum of conditions related to congenital heart disease. We work closely with our referring providers to ensure that their congenital heart patients are managed in a sub-specialized and collaborative environment that offers the best specialty treatment options available. The Adult Congenital Heart Program includes leading cardiothoracic surgeons who are not only experts in repairing congenital heart lesions across the age spectrum, but who provide innovative approaches to congenital heart surgery not found anywhere else. We provide unique treatment options for patients with Tetralogy of Fallot/Pulmonary atresia with multiple aortopulmonary collaterals and Tetralogy of Fallot who are being considered for pulmonary valve replacement, including pulmonary valve repair. We offer novel alternatives to tricuspid valve replacement in patients with Ebstein's anomaly, and we specialize in the treatment of patients with a single ventricle. Our team provides the latest in transcatheter therapies, including pulmonary valve replacement and ASD and VSD closure. We also offer alternative therapies for end stage heart failure, such as ventricular assist devices and heart and multi-organ transplantation.
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: 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: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014