Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (215) 615-3388
Appointment Requests: (215) 615-3388
Year Formalized: 2004
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Yuli Kim, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 7
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Stephanie Fuller, MD, MS
surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Thoracic Surgery
Years in ACHD: 8
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1489
Half-day Sessions (per week): 12
Outpatients seen at:Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Outpatients seen at:The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Sarah Partington, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: David Drajpuch MSN,CRNP
NP/PA: Lynda Tobin MSN, CRNP
Other Program Staff: Annamarie D. Yuhas, Program Manager
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 797
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 74
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 5
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
1) Joint medical-surgical program with Faculty and Staff from Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 2) Collaboration with high volume Transplant Center 3) High Risk Obstetrics
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:No
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: 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: 2015
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2015