Yale Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 800 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (203) 785-2022
Appointment Requests: (203) 785-2022
Year Formalized: 2004
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Yale-New Haven Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, CT (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
John Fahey, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 30
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Robert Elder, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 3
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 720
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Outpatients seen at:Yale-New Haven Hospital, Lawrence
Outpatients seen at:Memorial Hospital
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 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:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Daniel Jacoby, MD
IM, CV, Adult ECHO, Nuclear Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
James Freeman, MD
IM, CV, Clinical EP
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Nancy Rollinson MSN, APRN, PNP
Other Program Staff: Jessica Santora, C-MA, Coordinator
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 100
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 25
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
The Yale Adult Congenital Heart Program is founded at an institution with a long history of CHD care and surgery. We combine the expertise of ACHD specialists with training in internal medicine and pediatrics, and provide comprehensive ACHD care for outpatients and inpatients alike under one seamless program. Highlights of our program include close collaboration with nationally recognized fetal echocardiography and high risk OB program to care for pregnant ACHD patients; joint ACHD/EP program for complex ablations, pacing/ICD needs, complex lead extractions; and state-of-the-art cardiac catheter interventions including placement of transcatheter valve therapy (e.g. Melody or Edwards-Sapien valves).
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:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds and Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2015
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A