ACHD Program - University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa, ON KIY 4W7
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (613) 761-4318
Appointment Requests: (613) 761-4318
Year Formalized: 1990
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: No
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): The Ottawa Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Ottawa
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Luc Beauchesne, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 25%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1053
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Outpatients seen at:University of Ottawa Heart Institute
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 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: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
John Fulop, MD
IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Kwan-Leung Chan, MD
IM Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Joanne Morin RN (EC), MScN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 17
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
Comprehensive regional program offering cardiology, heart cath, intervention, surgery, electrophysiology,imaging (echo, MRI, CT).
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: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: NA