Virginia Adult Congenital Cardiology Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 601 Children's Lane, Norfolk, VA 23507
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (757) 668-7587
Appointment Requests: (757) 668-7587
Year Formalized: 2007
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Sentara Norfolk General Hospital/Sentara Heart Hospital (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Alexander R. Ellis, MD, MSc
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 7
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits:
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2-4
Out-patients seen at:Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
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?No
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed:
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed:
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
WE HAVE BOTH MALE AND FEMALE PHYSICIANS WHO SEE PATIENTS AT 4 LOCATIONS IN HAMPTON ROADS AREA.
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
Psychologist/Psychiatrist: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: Referred to a Suitable Lung Transplant Program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2013
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A