Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Adult Congenital

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 3100 Southwest 62nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33155
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (305) 662-8301
Appointment Requests: (305) 662-8301
Year Formalized: 1995
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: No
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Florida International University School of Medicine (Miami, FL)
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
John Rhodes, MD, FAAC, FSCAI
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 950
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Outpatients seen at:Nicklaus 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/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: 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: 13)
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:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Danyal Khan, MD, FAAP, FSCAI
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Steve Fishberger, MD, FACC, FHRS
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ronald Kanter, MD, FACC, FHRS
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Amanda Green MSN, FNP-BC, ARNP
Other Program Staff: Richard Simon, Service Line Administrator, Cardiology
Other Program Staff: Brent Cox, MSHA, MBA, Service Line Manager, Cardiology
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 343
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 10
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami Children’s Health System, is dedicated to providing lifelong patient-centered care for adult and pediatric patients with simple to highly complex congenital heart disease. This care includes comprehensive assessment, management, and education for adults with both corrected and uncorrected congenital heart conditions. The multidisciplinary team provides extensive services including all forms of cardiac imaging, with MRI/CT, cardiac pacing, electrophysiology testing and intervention, cardiac catheterization intervention, social services and cardiac surgical procedures.
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: No
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: 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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds & Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A