Miami Adult Congenital Heart Program (MACH)

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (305) 585-6683
Appointment Requests: (305) 243-5430
Year Formalized: 2009
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Miami (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Jackson Main Campus (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: University of Miami
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Satinder K. Sandhu, MD
Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 22
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 50%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Alexandre Ferreira, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 20
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 40%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 364
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Out-patients seen at:Jackson Main Campus and Jackson South
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: 18)
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:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Paolo Rusconi, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Mary Sokoloski, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Number of Cardiac Care Associates:
Cardiac Care Associates: Valerie Reid ARNP
Other Program Staff: Terri Burgess, MBA, Sr. Practice Manager (Kari Hess, Outreach Manager)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 125
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 10
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 1
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 1
Director's Description
*Multiple Satellite Clinics in Boca Raton, Weston and Key West. *Multispeciality expertise in Pulmonary, Endocrine, Nephrology, etc. *High Risk Obstetrics which includes the monthly multidisciplinary conference with cardiology, neonatology and MFM where cases are discussed and plans of care individually determined by the team for ACHD patients. *Social services including nutrition and/or psych etc.
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: 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 & Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A