INOVA Adult Congenital Heart Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (703) 776-3599 or (703) 776-5679
Appointment Requests: (703) 776-3599
Year Formalized: 1994
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): INOVA Children's Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Pradeep R. Nayak, MD
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Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Sherif Tawfik, MD
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Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 200
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Outpatients seen at:INOVA Heart and Vascular 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 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: 16)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Rahel Zubairi, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mark P.Tanenbaum, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Christopher Talluto, MD
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Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Marie Maloney, RN, BSN, PCCN, Clinic Coordinator
RN/LPN: Claudia Brown, RN, BSN, Clinic Nurse
Other Program Staff: Marie Maloney, RN, BSN, PCCN, ACHD Clinic Coordinator
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 225
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 30
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
What makes our program unique is a complete scope of services that spans a lifetime.We specialize in the diagnosis and management of all forms of congenital heart disease in people of all ages.Our patients have the advantage of seamless access to the collective expertise of our highly skilled pediatric and adult specialists in a single location.Our adult patients have access to robust end stage heart and lung failure programs and an active transcatheter valve and aortic disease program.
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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A