Emory Adult Congenital Heart (EACH) Center

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 1365 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (404) 778-5545
Appointment Requests: (404) 778-5545
Year Formalized: 2001
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Emory University Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Emory University
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Wendy M. Book, MD
IM, IM Card, HF/Tx
Years in ACHD: 16
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Michael E. McConnell, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 25
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 15%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 2228
Half-day Sessions (per week): 17
Out-patients seen at:Emory University Hospital (Emory Clinic)
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: 13)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Maan Jokhadar, MD
IM, IM Card, HF/Tx
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Anurag Sahu, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael Lloyd, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Vasilis Babaliaros, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Fred Rodriguez III, MD
IM, Peds Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 6
Cardiac Care Associates: Teresa Lyle, RN, MN, CPNP; Nancy McCabe, RN, Angela Murphy, RN, MN, Christine Peverini, NP Tammy Jones, RN; Precious Charleston, RN; Mary Anne Turner-Slaughter, RN
Other Program Staff: Estella Moore, LCSW (Angela Murphy, RN)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 870
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 108
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 14
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Adult Facility based ACHD Program with dedicated cardiologists, surgical expertise, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, pregnancy counseling and management, PAH management, adolescent transition program, cardiac anesthesiology, and multiple sub-specialty services, providing comprehensvie care for adults with a spectrum of CHD.
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: 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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult & Peds); Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship); Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2013
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A