Dartmouth Adult Congenital Heart Program - Manchester

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester, NH 03104
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (603) 695-2740
Appointment Requests: (603) 695-2740
Year Formalized: 2006
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Elliot Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Thomas B. Johnson, MD
Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 24Gerald H. Angoff, MD
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Gerald H. Angoff, MD
IM Card
Years in ACHD: 30
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 20%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 600
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Outpatients seen at:Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Manchester NH and Nashua, NH
Outpatients seen at:Wentworth Douglas Hospital, Dover NH
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/Pediatric Hospital
Invasive EP procedures are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/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: 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?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:
Number of NPs/PAs:
Other Program Staff: Rose Schwab, Manager
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 0
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
Our program enjoys a close relationship with the Boston Adult Congenital Heart program at Children's Hospital Boston, as well as the Adult Congenital Heart program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. We refer about 15 adult congenital patients per year for interventional cardiac catheterization and about 15 patients per year for heart surgery to one or the other of those two excellent centers.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: No
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:No
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in ACHD is evaluated: By pulmonary hypertension specialist to whom we refer at suitable institutions
PAH in ACHD is managed medically: By pulmonary hypertension specialist to whom we refer at suitable institutions
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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A