Data valid at 2016

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center of UPMC

Pittsburgh, PA — (412) 692-3158

4401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
United States

(412) 692-3158
412-692-3158
(412) 692-5540
CardioACHD@chp.edu
Visit Now
Yes
2011

Affiliations

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pediatric Hospital
UPMC Presbyterian - Shadyside Hospital
Adult Hospital
UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Arvind Hoskoppal Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
6
100%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Judy Biernesser
BSH, RN, CPC

4 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Lan Nguyen, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card
Lee Beerman, MD
IM, Ped, Ped Card, ACHD Board Eligible
Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Cardiology
Sara Trucco, MD
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Cardiology

Nursing & Other Staff

2
Vanessa Kowalski MSN, CRNP
Patricia Hovanec MSN, CRNP
Robin Telles LSW, MSW
Ashley Draxinger BSN, RN Professional ACHA Member
Judy Biernesser BSHA, RN, CPC

Surgical and Interventional Resources

343
57
3
5

Training & Research

Yes
Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds) , Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult) Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Yes
2019
2019

Care Setting

2000
10
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Presbyterian
Yes
Yes
Pediatric Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 18
Weekly
No

Clinical Services Offered

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
By pulmonary hypertension specialists to whom we refer at suitable institutions
Typically transplanted within our own institution

ACHA paid professional member

Director's Description

Innovative program in Western Pennsylvania providing regionalized and specialized expertise through a multidisciplinary approach to address the unique needs of the adult with a variety of complex congenital defects. Unique to this program is the well developed relationship between the ACHD and Heart Failure/Transplant teams at UPMC. Together this team of physicians address the growing number of patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and those requiring transplant evaluation. As well as collaborate with maternal fetal medicine physicians to manage patients with congenital heart disease prior to, during and post pregnancy.