Midwest & Omaha Congenital Heart and Aortopathy (MOCHA)

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 8200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68114
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (402) 559-8243
Appointment Requests: (402) 559-8243
Year Formalized: 1990
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
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 Medical Center College of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Shane F. Tsai, MD
Peds, Ped Card, IM, IM Card, Clinical EP
Years in ACHD: 3
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1000
Half-day Sessions (per week): 8
Outpatients seen at:Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Outpatients seen at:University of Nebraska 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?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jonathan Cramer, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Christopher Erickson, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
John D. Kugler, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Anji Yetman, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Nicole deWitt, RN, ACHD Coordinator
RN/LPN: Cathy Greco, RN, ACHD Coordinator
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 300
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 28
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
A partnership between Children's Hospital and Nebraska Medicine, MOCHA Program for adolescents and adults offers a multi-disciplinary approach to medical management. Featuring a team of experts trained and dedicated to the spectrum of ACHD and aortopathy, MOCHA is committed to the excellence of care in patients throughout the region.
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: 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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds and Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012