Montefiore Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Data valid for 2011

General Information
Address: 3400 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (718) 920-7116
Appointment Requests: (718) 920-7116
Year Formalized: 2009
 
Affiliations
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): 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 Zaidi, MD
Peds, Ped Card
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% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

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% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 350
Half-day Sessions (per week): 3
Out-patients seen at:Montefiore Medical Center, Montefiore 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
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:0
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 1
Cardiac Care Associates: Esma D. Paljevic, NP
Other Program Staff: Diane Bosch (Program Administrator)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 124
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 30
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 2
Director's Description
The Montefiore Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program is committed to providing care for all patients with the latest advances in cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, cardiac catheterization and interventions, surgery and heart transplantation.
Clinical Services Offered
Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
Interventional Catheterization: Yes
Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
Interventional Electrophysiology: Yes
Cardiac MRI: Yes
Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: Yes
High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: Yes
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
Psychologist/Psychiatrist:No
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: 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)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2012
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A