Program for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (717) 531-5888
Appointment Requests: (717) 531-4554
Year Formalized: 1991
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Penn State University Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Penn State University College of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
William R. Davidson, Jr., MD
Int Med, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 30
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1040
Half-day Sessions (per week): 8
Outpatients 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?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
John K. Kelleman, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Elizabeth E,Adams, DO
Peds, Peds Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Sylvia Larson, RN, Clinical Case Manager
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 225
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 30
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Well-established program over 2 decades in operation with commitment to quality ACHD care; close collaboration with pediatric cardiology; 2 skilled CHD surgeons; excellent collaboration with electrophysiology, perinatology, GYN, heart failure. 24x7call, daily ACHD rounds. Tend to refer transplant out for complex disease, heart/lung, heart/liver transplant. All ACHD imaging done by ACHD-qualified readers. Have local ACHD pt. group meeting here. Having our 3rd Congenital Heart Walk this year. ACHA supporters and speakers.
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: 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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds & Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2015