Cincinnati Adolescent & Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (513) 803-2243
Appointment Requests: (513) 636-4432
Year Formalized: 1990
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Pediatric)
Medical School: University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Gary Webb, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 27
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Gruschen Veldtman, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card, ACHD, Intervention
Years in ACHD: 14
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 466
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Out-patients seen at:Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Christopher Learn, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 3
Cardiac Care Associates: Martha (Marty) A. Tomlin RN-MSN; Jenni Mason, RN-BSN Laura Riley, CNP, RN-MSN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 431
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 30
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Our program is part of the CCHMC Heart Institute, which houses all outpatient care. We collaborate with adult facilities for inpatient 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: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
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? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012