University of Florida ACHD Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (352) 273-7770
Appointment Requests: (352) 273-7770
Year Formalized: 2003
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): UF Health Shands (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Florida, Gainesville
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Arwa Saidi, MB, BCh, MEd
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Diego Moguillansky, MD
IM, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 3
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1899
Half-day Sessions (per week): 9
Outpatients seen at:UF Health Shands
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 (Formal transition at age: 16)
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:NA
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Jana Reid ARNP
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 220
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 59
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
An ACHD program that provides comprehensive congenital cardiac care in the outpatient and inpatient settings with local expertise in imaging, intervention and surgery.
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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A