Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 1001 Blythe Blvd #300, Charlotte, NC 28203
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (704) 373-0212
Appointment Requests: (704) 373-0212
Year Formalized: 2005
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Carolinas Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Jorge Alegria, MD, FACC, FASE
Int Med, CD
Years in ACHD: 7
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 80%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Benjamin Peeler, MD, FACS
Thor Surg, CHS
Years in ACHD: 12
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 15%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits:
Half-day Sessions (per week): 10
Out-patients seen at:Carolinas Medical Center
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
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Kathryn B. Smiley
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 353
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 50
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Pediatric and Adult Cardiology programs are all under one institute, thereby insuring good cooperation between them and ease in obtaining consultations and ease in hospital care.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Medical Social Worker:No
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