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.

International Advisors

Luis E Alday

Luis E Alday, MD, FACC, FAHA
Head of Cardiology, Air Force Hospital, Cordoba, Argentina
Head of Pediatric Cardiology, Sanatorio Allende, Cordoba, Argentina

Jack M. Colman

Jack M. Colman, MD, FRCPC
Staff Cardiologist
Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults
Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto General Hospital/UHN
Co-director, Heart Diseases in Pregnancy Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto

Michael A Gatzoulis

Michael A Gatzoulis, MD, PhD
Professor of Cardiology, Congenital Heart Disease and Consultant Cardiologist
Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Centre
Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College School of Medicine in London, UK

Paul Khairy

Paul Khairy, MD, Ph.D, FRCP(C)
Electrophysiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Director, Adult Congenital Heart Centre
Associate Professor of Medicine, Montreal Heart Institute
University of Montreal Research Director
Boston Adult Congenital Heart Service Children's Hospital Boston/Brigham and Women's Hospital

Ariane Marelli

Ariane Marelli, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, McGill University
Director, MAUDE Unit (McGill Adult Unit for Congenital Heart Disease)

Philip Moons

Philip Moons, Ph.D, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing Science at the Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Advanced Practice Nurse, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, University Hospitals Leuven

Barbara J.M. Mulder

Barbara J.M. Mulder, MD, Ph.D
Professor of Cardiology in the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam
President, International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Koichiro Niwa

Koichiro Niwa, MD
Director, Department of Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatrics
Chief, Department of Pediatrics
Chiba Cardiovascular Center, Chiba, Japan
Former President of the Japanese Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (JSACHD)

In Memoriam

Joseph K. Perloff, MD 1924-2014

Joseph K. Perloff, MD (1924-2014)
University of California, Los Angeles
Joseph K. Perloff, the founder and Medical Director of the UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, was pivotal in establishing the field of adult congenital heart disease. In 2008, the American College of Cardiology presented Dr. Perloff with its most prestigious honor—the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Perloff is the author of hundreds of scientific articles and chapters. His books include the 5th edition of the Clinical Recognition of Congenital Heart Disease, a definitive text, the 3rd edition of Congenital Heart Disease in Adults, which was the first book dedicated to this new field, and the fourth edition of the Physical Examination of the Heart and Circulation, a classic text.