Texas Adult Congenital Heart Center

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 6621 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (832) 826-5600 (Heart Center)
Appointment Requests: (832) 826-6308 (Main), (832) 227-1100 (West Campus)
Year Formalized: 2004
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Texas Children's Hospital (Pediatric)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (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: 2059
Half-day Sessions (per week): 10
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?
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Peter Ermis, MD
Int Med, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Wilson Lam, MD
Int Med, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card, EP
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Douglas Moodie, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Daniel J. Penny, MD, PhD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Allison Mahlstedt, PA-C; Tiffany Helmle, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 844
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 45
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 5
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
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: 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, ACHD
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: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2013