Adult Congenital and Cardiovascular Genetics Program

Data valid for 2014

General Information
Address: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Program Website
Patient Inquiries Phone: (612) 625-7152 or 612-626-8908
Appointment Requests: (612) 626-1374
Year Formalized: 2009
24/7 ACHD On-Call Schedule: Yes
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (Adult Hospital)
Hospital (Adult or Pediatric Hospital): Fairview Southdale Hospital/Fairview-Ridges (Adult Hospital)
Medical School: University of Minnesota
Medical Director
Medical Director:
Board Certified In:
Cindy M. Martin, MD
IM Card
Years in ACHD: 9
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 60%
Medical Co-Director
Medical Co-Director:
Board Certified In:
James Mollar, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Years in ACHD: 51
% of Time Dedicated to ACHD: 100%
Care Setting
Total ACHD Patient Visits: 411
Half-day Sessions (per week): 6
Outpatients seen at:UMMC Fairview
Outpatients seen at:UMMC, Southdale, Ridges
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: 12)
Do you offer regularly scheduled patient care conferences?Yes, 1-3 times per month
Does your program provide patient/family support or education meetings?Yes
ACHD Clinic Staffing
Number of Additional Cardiologists who attend ACHD Clinic:4
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Jamie L. Lohr, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
S. Kimara March, MD
IM, IM Card, Intervention
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Pavin Dorostkar, MD
Ped Card, EP
Additional cardiologist:
Board Certified In:
Henri Roukoz, MD
IM, IM Card, EP
Number of NPs/PAs:
RN/LPN: Christie Newman, BSN, RN, Clinical Coordinator
RN/LPN: Andrea Johnson, BSN, RN, Clinical Coordinator
Other Program Staff: Sarah Kreykes, MS. Genetic Counselor
Other Program Staff: Brenda Vang, Admin Coordinator
Surgical and Interventional Resources
Number of Pediatric (< 18) CHD operations performed: 214
Number of ACHD (> 18) operations performed: 13
Number of Cardiologists performing interventional catheterizations: 3
Number of Surgeons performing more than 75 CHD or ACHD operations: 3
Director's Description
Our clinic pairs pediatric and adult cardiologists with interest and experience in ACHD to provide comprehensive care. We offer genetic counseling and research opportunities, and provide advanced treatment of pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, and high-risk pregnancies. In addition, we work in association with the Adult Congenital Heart Association, Young Adult Heart Foundation, and the Lillehei Heart Institute.
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: Typically transplanted within our own institution
Training & Research
ACHD Training for Fellows: Yes
Programs that Apply:Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult & Ped)
Does your program undertake ACHD Research? Yes
Program's last publication: 2014
Program's most recent receipt of external funding: N/A