Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center

Data valid for 2013

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:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): 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: 6
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Stephanie Fuller, MD, MS
Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Years in ACHD: 7
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1519
Half-day Sessions (per week): 15
Out-patients seen at:Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 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, bi-monthly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Martin St. John Sutton, MBBS
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Richard Donner, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Alexander Davidson, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Thomas Spray, MD
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Sara Partington, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: David Drajpuch, MSN,RN,CRNP Lynda Tobin, CRNP, MSN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 823
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 74
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 6
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
The Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center,a joint venture between the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn Medicine, is a comprehensive medical-surgical program that provides high quality, compassionate care tailored to the unique needs of each patient at either our pediatric or adult facility.
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: 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: 2013
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014