ACHA Announces Newest Medical Advisory Board Members

Posted Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

This group of top physicians in the congenital heart disease field provides expert input and oversight for the organization’s activities.

The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) has announced the newest additions to the organization’s Medical Advisory Board (MAB), joining dozens of other medical providers specializing in the field of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) care. ACHA MAB members play a crucial role in offering expert opinions on research and medical developments in ACHD and the needs of the ACHD population (approximately 1.4 million Americans) to assure that organizational policies meet the highest standards of scientific need and accuracy.

The new members are:

  • Ari M. Cedars, MD, Director of the Johns Hopkins Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore
  • Peter Ermis, MD, FACC, Medical Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston
  • Jonathan N. Menachem, MD, Director of Advanced Congenital Cardiac Therapies (ACCT), Heart Failure and Transplantation Section, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville
  • Jeremy Nicolarsen, MD, FACC, Director of the Providence Adult and Teen Congenital Heart Program (PATCH), Providence Center for Congenital Heart Disease, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital in Spokane, WA
  • Fred M. Wu, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Attending Cardiologist, Boston Adult Congenital Heart and Pulmonary Hypertension Service, Boston Children's Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston

“We are incredibly excited for the addition of this group to the ACHA Medical Advisory Board and look forward to the expert input and oversight they will provide,” said ACHA President/CEO Mark Roeder. “The remarkable contributions they have brought to the field of adult congenital disease are a tremendous asset to our organization.”

ACHA’s MAB members are physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and psychologists who all specialize in ACHD, bringing their unique expertise and perspectives by participating with the ACHA Board of Directors and staff. They offer critical information to assist with unique questions from ACHA members, provide crucial education through our webinars and conferences, and consistently share the positive information about the services provided by ACHA.

For ACHA's full list of MAB members, click here.