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.

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.

Michelle Z. Gurvitz

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

Joseph D. Kay

Joseph D. Kay, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
UC Denver ACHD Program Director

Karen S. Kuehl

Karen S. Kuehl, MD, MPH
Director, Washington Adult Congenital Heart Center
Children's National Medical Center & Washington Hospital Center
Professor, Child Health and Development
George Washington University School of Medicine

Alison Knauth Meadows

Alison Knauth Meadows, MD, PhD
Director, ACHD Program, Northern California Kaiser Permanente
Associate Professor at University of California, San Francisco

Michael McConnell

Michael McConnell, MD
Co-Director, Emory Adult Congenital Cardiac Clinic
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine, Sibley Heart Center

Pamela D. Miner

Pamela D. Miner, NP
Nurse Practitioner, Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

David J. Sahn

David J. Sahn, MD
Director, OHSU Interdisciplinary Program for Cardiac Imaging
Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Diagnostic Radiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Biomedical Engineering
Oregon Health and Sciences University