South Carolina Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 25 Courtenay Drive, Charleston, SC 29425
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (843) 876-4804
Appointment Requests: (843) 792-1952
Year Formalized: 2005
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
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 Card
Years in ACHD: 8
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
J Philip Saul, MD
Ped Card, EP
Years in ACHD: 21
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 800
Half-day Sessions (per week): 5
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
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:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Andrew Savage, MD
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Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Jackie Sebastian, ANP
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 350
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
South Carolina's comprehensive adult congenital program featuring experts trained in adult congenital heart care, advanced imaging, catheterization, surgery, electrophysiology, pregnancy, and genetic counseling.
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)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2011