Queens University ACHD Clinic

Data valid for 2010

General Information
Address: Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, ON K7L 2V7
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (613) 546-6666 ext 6245
Appointment Requests: (613) 546-6666 ext 6245
Year Formalized: 1990
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Kingston General Hospital (Adult/Ped)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Hotel Dieu Hospital (Adult/Ped)
Medical School: Queens University Kingston
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Amer Johri, MD
IM Card
Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Gary Burggraf, MD
Int Med, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 20
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 5%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 155
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Out-patients seen at:Combined Peds/Adult Facility
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?
Catheter-based procedures are done:
Invasive EP procedures are done:
ACHD Surgeries are done:
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions:
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
H. Kafka
IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
J. Smythe
IM Card, Ped Card
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
We provide ongoing cardiology follow up for cachement area of 350,000. Imaging expertise (echo, MR, CT) is provided. Interventions are referred to larger centres (Toronto, Ottawa).
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: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: 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