Rush Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 1653 West Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (312) 942-6800
Appointment Requests: (312) 942-6800
Year Formalized: 2007
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Rush University Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Rush University Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Ziyad M. Hijazi, MD, MPH
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 18
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Clifford Kavinsky, MD, PhD
IM, IM Card, Intervention
Years in ACHD: 11
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 15%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 340
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Out-patients seen at:Rush University Medical Center
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: No
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
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:
Zahid Amin, MD
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ra-id Abdulla, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Barbara Santucci, MD
Peds
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Damien Kenny, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Sawsan Awad, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 3
Cardiac Care Associates: Mary Heitschmidt, RN, Jennifer Fitzer, CCRN FNP-BC, Mary Wilkie, RN, MS, APN, CCNS
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 89
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 6
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Our program offers state of the art care, interventional therapy, and surgical repair for all forms of ACHD.
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
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:No
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:Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2011