Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease, Tufts Medical Center

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (617) 636-5846
Appointment Requests: (617) 636-5846
Year Formalized: 2001
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: No
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Tufts Medical Center (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD
IM, IM Card
Years in ACHD: 15
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 25%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
Mark V. Zilberman, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 15+
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 30%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 130
Half-day Sessions (per week): 1
Out-patients seen at:Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
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:1
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
MIchael de Moore, MD
Ped Card
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 50
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 20
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 5
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Tufts Medical Center is a full-service hospital, taking care of patients from neonatal life to geriatrics. Congenital and adult congenital heart disease is a significant part of our advanced cardiac care.
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: No
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:No
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 and Adult)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2015
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: NA