Congenital Heart Center at Kosair Children's Hospital

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 601 South Floyd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (502) 585-4802
Appointment Requests: (502) 585-4802
Year Formalized: 2013
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Kosair Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Norton Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Walter Sobczyk, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 25
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 33%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Erle H. Austin, III, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Years in ACHD: 27
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 120
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Outpatients seen at:Kosair Children's Hospital
Outpatients seen at:Norton Hospital
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: 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: No
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:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Christopher Johnsrude, MD, FAAP, FACC
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Edward Kim, MD, FAAP, FACC
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ryan Leahy, MD, FAAP, FACC
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Joshua Sparks, MD, FAAP, FACC
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Brad Keller, MD, FAAP, FACC
Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA:
Other Program Staff: Rose Passqualini, Sr. Admin
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 220
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 35
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
1) Weekly/Monthly Outreach Satellite Clinics with ECG, Echo, Holter Monitoring and Event Recorder Services, currently in 8 communities throughout Kentucky. These clinics have been providing care to both pediatric cardiology and ACHD patients for over 50 years. 2) 24/7/365 Tele-Echocardiography services provides to over 20 satellite/referring hospitals throughout Kentucky, Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois, and Southern Ohio. This service has been provided to our referring hospitals, supporting care to both pediatric cardiology and ACHD patients, for over 20 years.
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
Psychologist/Psychiatrist: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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: NA
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2015