Adult Congenital Heart Service at Akron Children’s Hospital

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 215 W Bowery St., Akron, OH 44308
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (330) 543-8521, (866) 230-3463
Appointment Requests: (330) 543-8521, (866) 230-3463
Year Formalized: 2001
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Akron Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
John R. Lane, MD
IM Card, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 21
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Dr. Ashish Saini
Years in ACHD: 1
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 485
Half-day Sessions (per week): 8
Out-patients seen at:Akron Children's Hospital
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?No
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?Yes
Catheter-based procedures are done: Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: 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: 14)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
John M. Clark, MD
Peds Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
David J. Waight, MD
Peds Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 3
Cardiac Care Associates: Deena Barber, BSN, RN; Kristin Breedlove, PA-C, MPAS; Greg Padrutt, PA-C, MAPS
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 152
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 2
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
We offer a unique program of continuous expert life-long congenital cardiac care to our patients, from fetus through childhood to adulthood. Our patient focused staff includes Dr. John Lane; adult and pediatric boarded cardiologist, Dr. Ashish Saini, pediatric cardiologist, a dedicated ACHD nurse with over 11 years of experience, and a full complement of specialists committed to caring for our ACHD patients and their complex and challenging needs.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
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: 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: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A