University of Iowa Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (319) 356-7092
Appointment Requests: (319) 356-2229
Year Formalized: 1982
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Osamah Aldoss MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 1
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 556
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Outpatients seen at:University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/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: 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:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ian Law, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Diana Knoedel BS, PA-C, RDMS
Other Program Staff: Jenevive Chan, Program Coordinator
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 208
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 26
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Strong interventional cath and EP program for ACHD patients
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: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
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? No
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: NA