Dartmouth-Hitchcock Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program

Data valid for 2013

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
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Gerald H. Angoff, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Thomas B. Johnson, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 34
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 600
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Out-patients seen at:Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Manchester NH, Dover NH, Nashua NH, Exeter 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
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Michael F. Flanagan, MD
Peds Card
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
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: No
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
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: 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: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: N/A
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A