Medical Advisory Board

ACHA thanks the remarkable contributions of our Medical Advisory Board. This group of top physicians and healthcare providers in the CHD field provides expert input and oversight for all ACHA activities involving medical, scientific and/or medical profession related content.

They offer expert opinions on research and medical developments in CHD and the needs of the CHD population and assure that ACHA policies meet the highest standards of scientific need and accuracy.

Jamil Aboulhosn MAB Chair

Jamil Aboulhosn, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Streisand/American Heart Association Chair of Cardiology
Associate Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
Director, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, Los Angeles, CA

Arwa S. Saidi MAB Vice Chair

Arwa S. Saidi, MB, BCh, MEd, FACC
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Associate Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville

Curt J. Daniels MAB Immediate Past Chair

Curt J. Daniels, MD, FACC
Dottie Dohan Shepard Endowed Chair
Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, COACH Program: Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease & Pulmonary Hypertension Program
The Heart Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Karen Stout Chair, Professional Affairs

Karen Stout, MD
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Associate Professor, Cardiology/Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Cardiology/Pediatrics
University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA

Alexander Opotowsky Chair Research

Alexander Opotowsky, MD
Children’s Hospital Boston/ Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


Craig S. Broberg

Craig S. Broberg, MD, MCR
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Stephen C. Cook

Stephen C. Cook, MD, FACC
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Congenital Heart Center
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

Michael G. Earing

Michael G. Earing, MD
Director, Wisconsin Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program (WAtCH),
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Sue Fernandes

Sue Fernandes, LPD, PA-C
Program Director, Adult Congenital Heart Program at Stanford,
Stanford Hospital Clinics, Palo Alto, CA

Jonathan Ginns

Jonathan Ginns, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

David Gregg

David Gregg, MD
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Ian Harris

Ian Harris, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor,
University of California, San Francisco, CA

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