Adult Congenital Heart Service

Data valid for 2014

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
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Akron Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Cleveland Clinic (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
John R. Lane, MD
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Years in ACHD: 22
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 65%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Ashish Saini, MD
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Years in ACHD: 2
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 75%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1133
Half-day Sessions (per week): 7
Outpatients seen at:Akron Children's 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?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: Yes
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:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
John M. Clark, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
David J. Waight, MD
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Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Kristin Breedlove PA-C, MPAS
NP/PA: Greg Padrutt PA-C, MAPS
RN/LPN: Deena Barber, BSN, RN
Other Program Staff: Matt Groninger, MHA, Administrative Director
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 146
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 5
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
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 12 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
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: No
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A