Adult Congenital Heart Defects Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive, Hollywood, FL 33021
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (954) 265-3437
Appointment Requests: (877) 265-3437
Year Formalized: 2012
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Memorial Regional Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Larry Latson, MD
Peds, Ped Card,
Years in ACHD: 34
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Kak-Chen Chan, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 8
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 73
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Outpatients seen at:Memorial Regional Hospital
Outpatients seen at:Joe DiMaggio Children's 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: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ming Young, MD
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Maryanne Chrisant, MD
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ioana Dumitru, MD
IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Todd Roth, MD
Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Michelle Jadotte ARNP
NP/PA: Julissa Escorcia ARNP
NP/PA: Sarah Bell PA-C
RN/LPN: Christine Mashburn, RN
Other Program Staff: Joyce Dorn, Administrative Director of Heart Institute
Other Program Staff: Danielle Marra, Patient Liaison
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 227
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 12
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Unique group of very experienced cardiologists who have cared for children and adults with CHD for over 25 years each. Some cardiologists and surgeons who care for CHD in children also care for adults in adjunct facilities so very large experience with unique philosophies and treatment of CHD. Though not adult patients seen in ACHD clinic have flexibility in our system to see at any time.
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? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A