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Medical Advisory Board

ACHA thanks the Medical Advisory Board for their remarkable contributions to ACHA and the CHD community.

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.

Medical Advisory Board Recruitment Period Opens (July 26, 2021)

The Adult Congenital Heart Association is currently recruiting Medical Advisory Board (MAB) Members. Please send your CV, letters of reference and the full application to Danielle Hile, Senior Director of Mission Delivery at the Adult Congenital Heart Association, at dhile@achaheart.org no later than September 17, 2021. The term for this round of MAB members will begin on January 1, 2022, and run for three years. 

Jeremy Nicolarsen

Jeremy Nicolarsen, MD, FACC
Director, Providence Adult and Teen Congenital Heart Program (PATCH)
Providence Center for Congenital Heart Disease
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital, Spokane, WA

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

Fred M. Wu

Fred M. Wu, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Attending Cardiologist, Boston Adult Congenital Heart and Pulmonary Hypertension Service
Boston Children's Hospital/Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


Ali Zaidi

Ali Zaidi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Center
Director of Pediatrics to Adult Transition of Care Program
Director of Academic Affairs, Division of Pediatric Cardiology 
Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, 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 R. Crumb

Stephen R. 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