CMG Stroobants Cardiovascular Center

Data valid for 2013

General Information
Address: 2410 Atherholt Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24503
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (434) 200-5252
Appointment Requests: (434) 544-2331
Year Formalized: 2009
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule:
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Centra Lynchburg General (Adult/Pediatric Hospital)
Medical School:
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Mark D. Townsend, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 9
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 45%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:

Years in ACHD:
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD:
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 827
Half-day Sessions (per week): 2
Out-patients seen at:The Cardiovascular Group
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?No
Catheter-based procedures are done: Referred Elsewhere
Invasive EP procedures are done: Referred Elsewhere
ACHD Surgeries are done: Referred Elsewhere
Established referral relationships with other ACHD programs for needed consultation, procedures or second opinions:
Formal transition program between pediatric and ACHD clinics: Yes (Formal transition at age: 18)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, weekly
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:
Number of Cardiac Care Associates: 2
Cardiac Care Associates: Joyce White, NP; Crystal Ranson, FNP
Other Program Staff: Emily Martin (Patient Liaison)
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 0
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 0
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 0
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 0
Director's Description
Our program is an ACHD outpatient center with admissions geared towards medical management and non-invasive diagnostics. Interventional and surgical care is provided in partnership with UVA and other regional academic centers. We are part of a cardiovascular center with complete medical and surgical care for acquired heart disease.
Clinical Services Offered
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Catheterization: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Catheterization: No
ACHD-experienced Diagnostic Electrophysiology: Yes
ACHD-experienced Interventional Electrophysiology: No
ACHD-experienced Cardiac MRI: Yes
ACHD-experienced Multi-Slice Cardiac CT: No
ACHD-experienced High Risk Obstetrics/Perinatology: Yes
Contraceptive Counseling: No
Geneticist/Genetic Counseling: Yes
Cardiac Rehabilitation Service: Yes
Financial/Medical Insurance Counseling: Yes
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: Referred to a suitable lung transplant program
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: No
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? No
Program's last publication: 2010
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A