Duke University Medical Center ACHD Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: Duke Cardiology at Southpoint, Durham, NC 27731
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: 919-684-2407
Appointment Requests: 855-855-6484
Year Formalized: 1992
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Duke University Health System (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Duke Regional Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Duke University Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Richard A. Krasuski, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 14
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1200
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Out-patients seen at:Duke University 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: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Thomas M. Bashore, MD, FACC
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Cary Ward, MD, FACC
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Todd Kiefer, MD, FACC
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael Camitta, MD, FACC
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Salim Idriss, MD, PhD
Ped, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates: Michelle Johnson CNP, MSN
Other Program Staff: Jennifer Whitaker, Admin Asst
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 410
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 50
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 6
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
We offer a very wide range of services to patients with congenital heart disease. We have a seamless relationship between adult and pediatric physicians, easily spanning between both departments and benefitting from the expertise of both. We offer the latest in stuctural heart interventions (surgical and catheter-based), clinical trials with the backing of the world famous Duke Clinical Research institute and pride ourselves on top notch patient education to allow for the most educated and reasonable care decisions.
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 (2 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2015
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2015