Montefiore Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program (MAtCH)

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (718) 920-5882
Appointment Requests: (718) 920-5882
Year Formalized: 2009
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care, Montefiore Medical Center (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Children's Hospital at Montefiore (Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Ali N. Zaidi, MD
IM, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 9
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 90%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 650
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Outpatients seen at:Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care, Montefiore Medical Center, Moses Campus
Outpatients seen at:Childrens Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)
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: 15)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:2
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Daphne Hsu, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Julia Shin, MD
IM, IM Card, HF/TX
Number of NPs/PAs:
Other Program Staff: Taniya Wallace, Program Coordinator
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 150
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 38
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 2
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The Montefiore Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program (MAtCH) is one of the only programs in the NY that provides comprehensive ACHD to patients in NYC and the tri-state area. We have two locations in the Bronx where we see patients, with plans to develop ACHD outreach/satellite clinics. We have established a one-of-a kind Transition Program for patients with CHD as they enter into the world of adult medicine. We are are also able to provide PAH therapies and advanced heart failure / mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplant evaluations in our program utilizing some of the worlds experts in the field. The MAtCH Program also provides highly individualized care in collaboration with our Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) team to pregnant women with all forms of acquired and congenital heart disease.
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: 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: 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: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A