Ochsner Adult Congenital Heart Clinic

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (504) 842-0650
Appointment Requests: (504) 842-0650
Year Formalized: 2002
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Ochsner Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Queensland School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Thomas Young, MD
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Years in ACHD: 13
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Sangeeta Shah, MD
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Years in ACHD: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 500
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Outpatients seen at:Ochsner 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: Yes
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 16)
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:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Victor Lucas, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ivory Crittendon, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Scott Macicek, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Tyrone Collins, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael White, MD
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Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Krista Barbara, RN, Chief Nurse, ACHD
Other Program Staff: Steve Harris, Director, Cardiology
Other Program Staff: Brittany Baker, Sr. Regional Referral Specialist
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 15
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 50
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
The Ochsner program provides comprehensive and collaborative care for adults with congenital heart disease. We are able to provide superb care to complex patients with the support of experts in high risk obstetrics, advanced heart failure/transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, and congenital interventional cardiology and electrophysiology. We place a great value on patient counseling and education.
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: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A