Congenital Heart Center at Kosair Children's Hospital

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 231 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (502) 629-5437
Appointment Requests: (502) 629-5437
Year Formalized: 2005
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
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 Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Walter Sobczyk, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 20
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
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: 2110
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Out-patients seen at:Kosair Children's 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?No
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Christopher Johnsrude, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Edward Kim, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
J. Whit Boone, MD
Ped, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Frederick Arensman, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Delwyn E. McOmber, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 335
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 25
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The Congenital Heart Center at Kosair Children's Hospital has 18 satellite locations through KY and Southern IN. The program is a unique offering which is realized as a result of the physical attachment of our pediatric hospital which houses the region's only congenital heart center and our adult hospital resulting in a seamless continuum of care that advantages the resources and expertise collectively.
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: 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: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A