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.

Disty Pearson

Disty Pearson, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Boston Adult Congenital Heart Program (BACH) and Pulmonary Hypertension Service (PHT)
Children's Hospital Boston/Brigham and Women's Hospital

Marlon Rosenbaum

Marlon Rosenbaum, MD
Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease,
Columbia University, New York, NY

Ronen Rozenblum

Ronen Rozenblum, PhD, MPH
Director, The Unit for Innovative Healthcare Practice & Technology
Research Associate, The Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice/Brigham & Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston

Karen Stout

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

Ali Zaidi

Ali Zaidi, MD
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care
The Children's Hospital of Montefiore
Bronx, NY

Emeritus Members

Naser M. Ammash

Naser M. Ammash, MD
Professor of Medicine
Consultant, Cardiovascular Diseases
Co-director, Echocardiography Laboratory
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Stephen Crumb

Stephen Crumb, DNP, AACC
Coordinator, COACH (Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart) Program 
The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

William R. Davidson

William R. Davidson, Jr., MD
Director, Program for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Professor of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
Penn State Heart & Vascular Institute, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Elyse Foster

Elyse Foster, MD, FACC
Professor of Clinical Medicine & Anesthesia
Araxe Vilensky Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Director, Echocardiography
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Service

Welton M. Gersony

Welton M. Gersony, MD
Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Center
Nadas Professor of Pediatric Cardiology 
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Columbia University, New York, NY

Thomas P. Graham

Thomas P. Graham, MD is the Emeritus Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Dr. Graham came to Vanderbilt in 1971 to establish the Pediatric Cardiology program, which was renamed the Thomas P. Graham Division of Pediatric Cardiology in 2008. Dr. Graham has served the College as the chair of the Pediatric Cardiology Committee twice, the chair of the Credentials and Membership Committee, on multiple Bethesda Conference Steering Committees, and on the Publications Committee. He has also served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and as a member of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Graham was awarded the Gifted Teacher award by Vanderbilt in 2006. His major research interest has been ventricular function in congenital heart disease and has been the pediatric cardiology editor for the Year Book of Cardiology since 1997.