Yale Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 800 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (203) 785-2022
Appointment Requests: (203) 785-2022 or ACHD@yale.edu
Year Formalized: 2004
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
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: 29
% 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: 600
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Out-patients seen at:Yale-New Haven Hospital, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Backus 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/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: Yes
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Daniel Jacoby, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Robert Elder, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Nancy Rollinson, MSN, C-PNP
Other Program Staff: Jessica Santora, C-MA
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 100
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 20
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
The multidisciplinary team includes interventional experts in congenital cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology who have a combined experience of over forty years in the field. Our cardiothoracic surgical team has extensive expertise in congenital heart disease and adult cardiac surgery with an experience that spans three decades. Other members of the team include experts from the Yale Congestive Heart Failure and Transplant programs in addition to the Yale High Risk Obstetric and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Programs.
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: 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)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A