University of Kansas Adolescent & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, G 600, Kansas City, KS 66160
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (913) 588-9689
Appointment Requests: (913) 588-9700
Year Formalized: 2001
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): The University of Kansas Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Mercy Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Kevin M. Mulhern, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 22
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 75%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1036
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Out-patients seen at:The University of Kansas 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: 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: 12)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Tish Ferazzi, RN; Diane Kovich, RN
Other Program Staff: Kelsey Hughes
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 500
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 20
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Our program is built on the expertise and teamwork of adult and pediatric heart specialists in a highly-rated university medical center and a highly-rated, nearby children's hospital. Most services can be provided at one of our hospitals in the Kansas City area, but referrals are sometimes necessary to other ACHD programs. We enjoy excellent working relationships with some of the other top programs in the country.
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 Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2004
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012