Program for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (PACHD)

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (717) 531-5888
Appointment Requests: (877) 467-7484
Year Formalized: 1991
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
William R. Davidson, Jr., MD
Int Med, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 28
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 55%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1067
Half-day Sessions (per week): 10-11
Out-patients seen at:Penn State Hershey 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: 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?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
John Kelleman, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jennifer Grando Ting, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Elizabeth Adams, DO
Peds, Peds Cards, ACHD Fellowship
Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 215
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 38
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Oldest ACHD program in the state of Pennsylvania. 24/7 coverage. Longstanding commitment to high quality, "whole person" ACHD care. Faculty are involved in professional sections of ACHD organizations (ACHA, ISACHD, ACC).
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: 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 & Adult), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship, one slot every other year.
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2013
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014