Miami Children's Hospital Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic

Data valid for 2012

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
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Miami Children's Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Aventura Hospital, North Miami Beach (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: Florida International University School of Medicine (Miami, FL)
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Richard M. Zakheim, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 37
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
John Rhodes, MD
Pediatrics, Cardiology
Years in ACHD: 13
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 450
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Out-patients seen at:Miami Children's Hospital
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?No
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: 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
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Amanda Green, MSN,FNP-C
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Jo Ann Nieves, MSN, ARNP, PNP-BC
Other Program Staff: Denisse Valor, MSW (Social Worker)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 341
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 12
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Our program provides assessment, management, and education for adults with congenital heart disease, as well as cardiac surgical, cardiac catheterization intervention, cardiac pacing, cardiac MRI and electrophysiology services.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
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: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A