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
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
Director, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, Los Angeles, CA

Arwa Saidi MAB Vice Chair

Arwa Saidi, MB, BCh, MEd, FACC
ACHD Cardiologist
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

Curt J. Daniels MAB Immediate Past Chair Chair, Professional Affairs

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

Jamie L. Jackson Co-Chair, Patient/Family Program Committee

Jamie L. Jackson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Psychology
Center for Biobehavioral Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Yuli Kim Co-Chair, Patient/Family Program Committee

Yuli Kim, MD
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Alexander (Sasha) Opotowsky Chair, Research

Alexander (Sasha) Opotowsky, MD,MMSc 
Director, Cincinnati Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


Craig S. Broberg

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

Ari M. Cedars

Ari M. Cedars, MD
Director Johns Hopkins Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD

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

Peter Ermis

Peter Ermis, MD, FACC
Medical Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Texas Children’s Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Sue Fernandes

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