Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 166 Brock Street, Kingston, ON K7L 5G2
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: NA
Appointment Requests: NA
Year Formalized: 2000
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: No
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Kingston General Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Hotel Dieu Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Queens University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Amer Johri, MD, Msc
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 6
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 15%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 400
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Outpatients seen at:Hotel Dieu 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?No
Catheter-based procedures are done: Referred Elsewhere
Invasive EP procedures are done: Referred Elsewhere
ACHD Surgeries are done: Referred Elsewhere
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?No
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Henryk Kafka, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
John Smythe, MD
Number of NPs/PAs:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 3
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 0
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
MRI expertise available. Pediatric cardiologist available. We focus on development of teaching resources, iBook series on Adult congenital heart disease.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: No
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: No
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: No
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: No
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: No
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: YEs
Programs that Apply:Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A