Michigan Adult Congenital Heart Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 3901 Beaubien, Detroit, MI 48201
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (877) 344-6224
Appointment Requests: (877) 344-6224
Year Formalized: 2007
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Hospital of Michigan (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Harper University Hospital (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: Wayne State University
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Pooja Gupta, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 7
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 859
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Outpatients seen at:Children's Hospital of Michigan
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: Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Pediatric 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:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Peter P. Karpawich, MD
Ped, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Tthomas Forbes, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of NPs/PAs:
NP/PA: Kathleen Zelin RN, MSN, CPNP
RN/LPN: Corinne Biggs, RN, BSN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 247
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 31
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 4
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
Our program offers comprehensive, compassionate and individualized care for adults with congenital heart disease. We have 3 cardiologists seeing patients in the MACH, as well as supporting physicians and surgeons with expertise in both adult and pediatric procedures.
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: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds and Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A