ACHA Adds Five New Members to its Medical Advisory Board

Posted Thursday, Jan 13, 2022

This group of top medical providers in the congenital heart disease field provides expert input and advice 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 nearly 2 million adults with CHD in the United States to assure that organizational policies meet the highest standards of scientific need and accuracy.

The new members are:

  • Scott Cohen, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Wisconsin Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
  • Saurabh Rajpal, MBBS, MD, FACC, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of the ACHD Advanced Cardiac Imaging Program, and Director of the ACHD Outreach Program at the COACH Program (Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease) in Columbus, OH
  • Jill M. Steiner, MD, MS, Assistant Professor at the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the University of Washington in Seattle
  • Rachel D. Steury, MSN, C-FNP, Nurse Practitioner at the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC
  • Shailendra Upadhyay, MD, CEPS, FHRS, Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Connecticut Children’s, University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Hartford, CT

“We are incredibly excited for the addition of this group to the ACHA Medical Advisory Board and look forward to the expert advice they will provide,” said ACHA President/CEO Mark Roeder. “So many of ACHA’s core programs–from ACHA ACHD accreditation to our research program, to our educational webinars and more–frankly would not be possible without the commitment of time and talent provided by the dedicated professionals who make up our Medical Advisory Board. For that, we hope the entire CHD community will join us in welcoming our newest members of this Board and thanking them in advance for their service.”

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 wide-ranging 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.