Omaha Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: Cardiology, Children's Hospital & Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68114
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (402) 955-4354
Appointment Requests: (402) 955-4339
Year Formalized: 1990
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Hospital & Medical Center (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Nebraska Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine; Creighton University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Shane F. Tsai, MD
Peds, Ped Card, IM, Adult Cardiology
Years in ACHD: 3
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Anji Yetman, MD
Years in ACHD: 13
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 968
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4.5
Out-patients seen at:Children's Hospital & 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: No
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:7
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jeff Delaney, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Steven Kindel, MD
Peds, Ped Card, IM
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Scott Fletcher, MD - Peds, Ped Card
Christopher Erickson, MD - Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Robert Spicer, MD - Peds, Ped Card
John D. Kugler, MD - Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jon Cramer, MD - Peds, Ped Card, Internal Med
Shane Tsai, MD
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Kris Houston, BSN, MA; LuAnn Mill, BSN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 348
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 22
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Our major unique feature is utilization of a pre-clinic check list that is completed before adult CHD patients are seen in the clinic. The list includes: Anatomy, operation history, residual problems, physical activity issues, medications, over-the-counter medication (including dietary supplements), alcohol, tobacco, drug use, job / employment / higher education, outlook for the future, birth control options, family planning, genetic – inheritance, insurance issues, emotional / anxiety issues, medical care / service by primary care medicine provider, future of heart clinic care, patient - adult congenital heart disease support group information
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: No
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: No
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: No
Medical Social Worker:No
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD Program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD Program
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? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012