Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 4921 Parkview Place, St Louis, MO 63110
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (314) 362-1291
Appointment Requests: (314) 362-1291
Year Formalized: 1992
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Barnes Jewish Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): St. Louis Childrens Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Philip Ludbrook, MD, FACC
Int Med, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 16
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 90%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 2100
Half-day Sessions (per week): 8
Out-patients seen at:Barnes Jewish Hospital-Center for Advanced Medicine
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 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: 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:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Joseph J. Billadellomo, MD, FACC
Int Med, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Ari M Cedars, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Philip M Barger, MD
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 4
Cardiac Care Associates: Elizabeth Mortka, RN; Karen Sneed, RN,BSN
Other Program Staff: Kimberly Gal (Medical Secretary)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 264
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 9
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
We serve a large population of patients from within Missouri as well as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma. We have established a consistent working relationship with pediatric cardiology, high risk OB, general surgery, cardiac anesthesiology, gynecology, radiology, and social work.
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)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2009
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2011