Medical University of South Carolina Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 25 Courtenay Drive, Charleston, SC 29425
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (843) 876-1952
Appointment Requests: (843) 792-1952
Year Formalized: 2006
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Medical University of South Carolina (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
David Gregg, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1200
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Out-patients seen at:Medical University of South Carolina
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: Yes (Formal transition at age: variable about 16)
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:
Andrew Savage, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Rochelle Judd NP
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 400
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 40
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The Adult Congenital Cardiology Program at Medical University of South Carolina provides comprehensive interdisciplinary care for adult with congenital heart disease. The team is lead by providers with expertise in adult congenital care and works to guide patients through all phases of life including routine follow-up, advanced imaging, potential surgery or catheter intervention, pregnancy, rhythm problems, or advanced care such as transplantation. The program works in collaboration with adult and pediatric cardiologists throughout the state and the Southeast.
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
Psychologist/Psychiatrist: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 Adult & Ped), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2012