University of Michigan Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (877) 720-3983
Appointment Requests: (877) 720-3983
Year Formalized: 1999
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Michigan Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Timothy B. Cotts, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 9
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 80%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1140
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Outpatients seen at:University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center
Outpatients seen at:C.S. Mott 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: 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, 1-3 times per month
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:
Martin Bocks, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mark Norris, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Shannon Laursen MS, FNP
NP/PA: Andrea Craven RN, MS, FNP
RN/LPN: Martha Angerman, RN, Program RN
RN/LPN: Gwen Fosse, RN, Outreach Coordinator
Other Program Staff: Justin Flees, Program Coordinator
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 917
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 62
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 6
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
The University of Michigan Adult Congenital Program is a comprehensive, full-service program with extensive experience in congenital cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, interventional catheterization, and cardiac surgery. Patients are seen at satellite locations in Marquette, Lansing, Traverse City, and Petoskey. The program has close relationships with other subspecialties, including high risk obstetrics, pulmonary hypertension, and heart failure/transplant
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 Peds & Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A