Mayo Clinic Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (507) 284-2520
Appointment Requests: (507) 284-3328
Year Formalized: 1988
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): St. Mary's Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Rochester Methodist Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Mayo Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Carole A. Warnes, MD, FRCP, FACC
IM Card, Peds
Years in ACHD: 29
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 85%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1763
Half-day Sessions (per week): 12
Out-patients seen at:St. Mary'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: No
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
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:
Heidi Connolly, MD
Int Med, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Naser Ammash, MD
IM, Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Sabrina Phillips, MD
Int Med, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Frank Cetta, MD
Int Med, Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Martha Grogan, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Caroline Arpin, RN Mary Silhasek, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 275
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 412
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
At Mayo Clinic we are able to provide our patients with a comprehensive evaluation in an efficient manner.
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: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: