Memorial Adult Congenital Heart Center

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 1150 N. 35th Ave, Hollywood, FL 33021
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (954) 265-ACHD (2243)
Appointment Requests: (877) 265-ACHD (2243)
Year Formalized: 2010
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Memorial Regional Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Larry Latson, MD
Peds, Ped Card, Intervention
Years in ACHD: 30
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 296
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Out-patients seen at:Memorial Regional 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 Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: No
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?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Kak-Chen Chan, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Kathryn Smiley, PA-C, MMS
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 207
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 24
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Memorial Adult Congenital Heart Center is a joint program of Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute and the Cardiac Center at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. The program's primary mission is to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for the growing population of adults with ACHD.From evaluation and treatment of a simple PFO, to a complex adult with Tetralogy of Fallot or a complex single ventricle, the Memorial Adult Congenital Heart Program offers a Center of Excellence.
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: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A