Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (650) 724-9220
Appointment Requests: (650) 724-9220
Year Formalized: 2001
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Stanford Hospital and Clinics (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
George Lui, MD
Years in ACHD: 7
% 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: 1035
Half-day Sessions (per week): 9
Out-patients seen at:Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Satellite clinics throughout Northern California
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: 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
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, twice weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Daniel Murphy, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Joseph Wu, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ian Rogers, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Stafford Grady, Jr, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Anitra Romfh, MD
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Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Susan M. Fernandes, LPD, PA-C; Tara Drake, MSHS, PA-C; Christy Stillman, RN, MSN
Other Program Staff: Susan Fernandes, LPD, PAC; Maria Tirador, BA; Kirstie MacMillen, BS
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 664
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 72
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 4
Director's Description
The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford is a collaboration between Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, and Stanford University School of Medicine. We offer adolescent and adult congenital heart disease patients comprehensive diagnostics, lifestyle counseling, medical management, and interventional and surgical treatments for the full spectrum of conditions related to congenital heart disease. Our team consists of cardiologists with expertise in adult congenital heart disease as well as leading cardiothoracic surgeons with expertise in surgical management of congenital heart disease across all age groups. We provide novel treatment options such as surgical repair of pulmonary valve repair in adults with tetralogy of Fallot, transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement and device closure of atrial and ventricular septal defects. We also offer alternative therapies for heart failure management including ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation and heart/lung/kidney and or renal transplantation.
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: No
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: Yes (by Anitra Romfh who is an expert in ACHD and PH)
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:We now have formal ACHD fellowship program.
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A