Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic at Mayo Clinic

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55905
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (507) 284-3758
Appointment Requests: (507) 284-3328
Year Formalized: 1987
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary's Campus (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Heidi M. Connolly, MD
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Years in ACHD: 22
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1663
Half-day Sessions (per week): 9-10
Outpatients seen at:Mayo Clinic Hospitals, St. Mary's Campus
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?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:7
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Carole Warnes, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Naser Ammash, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Crystal R. Bonnichsen, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Sabrina D. Phillips, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Martha Grogan, MD
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Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Mary L. Silhasek, RN
RN/LPN: Patricia C. Roth, R.N.
Other Program Staff: Rhonda Graham, Terri Pitcher and Amber Howe, Appointment Coordinators
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 194
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 170
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 4
Director's Description
One of the oldest and largest ACHD programs in North America. We receive referrals from both national and international sources. Outreach programs include: Mayo Clinic, Florida Mayo Clinic, Arizona Chicago, Illinois North Dakota Multidisciplinary team approach to the adult with CHD with special expertise in: Complex cardiac imaging Management of pregnancy Arrhythmias/ablations Cardiac surgery including multiple reoperations
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 Peds and Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship) Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 and 2 years)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2015
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: NA