Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program (COACH)

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (614) 722-5622
Appointment Requests: (614) 722-5622
Year Formalized: 2000
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Nationwide Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Curt J. Daniels, MD
IM, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 3400
Half-day Sessions (per week): 18
Outpatients seen at:Nationwide Children's Hospital
Outpatients seen at:The Ohio State University Wexner 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: 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: Yes (Formal transition at age: 15)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Sharon L. Roble, MD
IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mary Ling Mah, MD
Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Stephen Crumb DNP, AACC
NP/PA: Jenne K. Hickey APN
NP/PA: Renee Schnug APN
RN/LPN: Tracey Sisk, RN, Nurse Program Coordinator
RN/LPN: Katjryn Junge, RN and Deborah Mitchell, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 287
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 35
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Established in 2000, the COACH Program has become one of the largest and leading ACHD programs in the United States with over 2,000 patients total. Patients with all forms of congenital heart disease, from simple to complex, receive treatment from our specialized team, including patients with pulmonary hypertension and cardiovascular connective tissue disorders. Patients are seen at both Nationwide Children’s Hospital and at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, which allows patient care to be individualized utilizing the most appropriate resources from each institution. We also see patients at numerous satellite clinics around Ohio. The COACH Program is committed to improving ACHD care not only through excellence in patient care, but also through research, education and advocacy.
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: 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: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds & Adult), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (2 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014