Johns Hopkins Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1800 Orleans St, Baltimore, MD 21287
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (410) 955-5987
Appointment Requests: (410) 997-5437
Year Formalized: 2004
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: No
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Johns Hopkins Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Jane E. Crosson, MD
Peds, Ped Card,
Years in ACHD: 25
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Richard Ringel, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 25
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 25%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 750
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1.5
Outpatients seen at:Johns Hopkins 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: No
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?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Kathleen Byrne CRNP
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 273
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 107
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
A pioneer in CHD treatment, Johns Hopkins Hospital has followed many patients for decades. The Center for Advanced Imaging has been instrumental in advancing the MRI use in pacemaker and ICD patients. Our Cardiac Genetics program works with many CHD families over the generations
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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A