McMaster Adult Congential Cardiac Clinic

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (905) 521-2100 Ext 76645
Appointment Requests: (905) 521-2100 Ext 73276
Year Formalized: 1995
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: No
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): McMaster University Medical Centre (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Hamilton General (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: McMaster University (DeGroote School of Medicine)
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Elaine Gordon, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 20
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1300
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Outpatients seen at:McMaster University Medical Centre
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?No
Catheter-based procedures are done: Referred Elsewhere
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Referred Elsewhere
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: 15)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Omid Salehian, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Javier Ganame, MD, PhD
Number of NPs/PAs:
Other Program Staff: Vicki Allan, Administrator
Other Program Staff: Angelique Crewson, Booking Clerk
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 0
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 0
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
Attend weekly patient care conferences with TGH and present our patients there, for discussion re: management, surgical and catheter intervention. Cose relationship with the Toronto ACHD clinic, with our patients seen there for cath/intervention/surgery and PAH management.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: No
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: No
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: No
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: No
ACHD-experienced Cardiac MRI: Yes
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: No
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: No
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
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: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014