Texas Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2010

General Information
Address: 6621 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (832) 826-1949, (832) 826-5600 (Heart Center)
Appointment Requests: (832) 826-6308 (Main), (832) 227-1100 (West Campus)
Year Formalized: 2004
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Texas Children's Hospital (Pediatric)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Adult)
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Wayne J. Franklin, MD
Int Med, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 10
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Dhaval R. Parekh, MD
Int Med, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 5
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1836
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Out-patients seen at:Pediatric Hospital/Clinic
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?
Do you perform invasive cardiac procedures on ACHD patients at your institution?
Catheter-based procedures are done:
Invasive EP procedures are done:
ACHD Surgeries are done:
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions:
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 14)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Douglas Moodie, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Frank Ing, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Daniel J. Penny, MD, PhD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Mary Kay Benton RN, BSN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 780
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 54
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 6
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 4
Director's Description
At Texas Children's, we offer lifelong care for congenital heart disease. We have a multidisciplinary approach that coordinates world-class experts in cardiology, cardiac surgery, anesthesia, OB and CHF/transplant.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
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: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes, Adult/Ped
Programs that Apply:Formal 1 month rotation, individualized long-term mentoring, formal ACHD fellowship
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2011