Adult Congenital Heart Disease Care Program at Keck Medical Center

Data valid for 2014

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
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Keck Hospital of USC (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): LA County + USC 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, Card EP
Years in ACHD: 5
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Leslie Saxon, MD
IM, IM Card, Card EP
Years in ACHD: 7
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 690
Half-day Sessions (per week): 5
Outpatients seen at:Keck Hospital of USC and LA County
Outpatients seen at:USC Medical Center
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: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?No
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:5
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Merujan Uzunyan, MD
Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jerold Shinbane, MD
IM, IM Card, EP
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Mary Huntsinger RN, MSN, CNS, ACNP-BC
NP/PA: Quynh Dao RN, ACNP
Other Program Staff: Tiffany Andalon, MPA
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 40
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Keck/USC’s ACHD Care 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. Our program offers special expertise in heart rhythm management with cutting edge technology, new techniques, and devices to aid in the diagnosis and long-term management of arrhythmias in ACHD patients. The program also has deep integration and collaboration between adult and pediatric cardiology subspecialists in interventional cardiology and advanced imaging.
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 Adult & Peds); Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014