Schneeweiss-Columbia Adult Congenital Heart Center

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 161 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10032
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (212) 305-6936
Appointment Requests: (212) 305-6936
Year Formalized: 1987
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Columbia University Medical Center - New York (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Marlon S. Rosenbaum, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 25
% 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: 2216
Half-day Sessions (per week): 14
Out-patients seen at:Adult Hospital/Clinic
Do you have providers who see patients in both pediatric and adult settings?No
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: No
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jonathan Ginns, MD
IM, IM Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Nada Farhat, MSN, ANP
Other Program Staff: Jenny Wang, RDCS, RVT, RDMS
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 484
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 160
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Our ACHD Program is one of the oldest and largest in the United States. Our patients receive state of the art care in an adult setting and benefit from the combined expertise of our Adult and Pediatric cardiology programs.
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: No
Medical Social Worker:Yes
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: Within our ACHD Program
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: Within our ACHD Program
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), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 & 2 year)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A