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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 advice 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.

Rachel D. Steury

Rachel D. Steury, MSN, C-FNP
Nurse Practitioner, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Children's National Hospital, Washington, DC

Shailendra Upadhyay

Shailendra Upadhyay, MD, CEPS, FHRS
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, Connecticut Children’s
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford, CT

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

Curt J. Daniels

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

Sue Fernandes

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

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

Michelle Z. Gurvitz

Michelle Z. Gurvitz, MD
Cardiologist, Children's Hospital Boston
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

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