Rady Children’s Hospital/UC San Diego

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 3020 Children's Way, San Diego, CA 92123
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (858) 966-5855
Appointment Requests: (858) 966-5855
Year Formalized: 2000
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Rady Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): UC San Diego (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
James C. Perry, MD
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Years in ACHD: 25
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 45%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 1316
Half-day Sessions (per week): 4
Outpatients seen at:Rady Children's Hospital
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: Pediatric Hospital
ACHD Surgeries are done: Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions: No
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:3
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
John Moore, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Daniel Blanchard, MD
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Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Howaida El-Said, MD
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Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Susan Shepard, RN
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 498
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 36
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Full, complete range of CV services with identified subspecialist providers, in a program that is founded on one of the largest and longest running successful pediatric cardiac programs in the West. Highest ranking outcomes for surgical interventions by our CV surgeons; excellent arrhythmia care and interventional cath and cardiac transplant service (peds) now very busy. Experienced senior leadership.
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: No
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: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: 2014