Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2012

General Information
Address: 1520 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (323) 442-7669
Appointment Requests: (323) 442-7669
Year Formalized: 2005
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Keck Medical Center of USC (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): LA County Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Philip Chang, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 4
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Leslie Saxon, MD
IM, IM Card, EP
Years in ACHD: 6
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 25%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 494
Half-day Sessions (per week): 5
Out-patients seen at:Keck Medical Center of USC
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
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Masato Takahashi, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Merujan Uzunyun, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Enrique Ostrvega, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jerold Shinbane, MD
IM, IM Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael Cao, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Rick Carlston, MSN, RN
Other Program Staff: Betsy Schafer, MS (Clinical Administrator )
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 35
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
USC’s ACHD Program combines expertise from pediatric and adult cardiologists and surgeons, together with our extensive network of subspecialists in ACHD care. Comprehensive transition and complete integration are our program’s hallmarks.
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
Psychologist/Psychiatrist: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 Adult & Peds); Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2011
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A