Seattle Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 1959 Northeast Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (206)598-1764
Appointment Requests: (206)598-1764
Year Formalized: 2005
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Seattle Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Washington (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Washington
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Karen Stout, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 11
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 2205
Half-day Sessions (per week): 11
Out-patients seen at:University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital
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 Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult 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: 12)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:6
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Catherine Otto, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Eric Krieger, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Stephen Seslar, MD, PhD
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
April Stempien-Otero, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Mary "Libs" Schlater, MSN, ARNP
Other Program Staff: Jilian Sachs
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 483
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 58
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 4
Director's Description
A collaborative program between physically separate children's and adult hospitals that allows patients to receive care suited for their individual adult congenital heart disease needs. All aspects of the program involve physicians who work with both institutions.
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), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2011