Data valid at 2017

Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) Program

Boston, MA — (617) 355-6508

300 Longwood Avenue
Boston Children's Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
United States

(617) 355-6508
(617) 355-6508
(617) 355-6000
bach@cardio.chboston.org
Visit Now
Yes
1991

Affiliations

Boston Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Adult Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Anne Marie Valente, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Ped Card
18
75%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Claudia Lywood
Program Administrative Manager

11 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Mark Alexander, MD
ACHA, Peds, Ped Card
Diego Porras, MD
ACHD, Peds, Ped Card
Puja Banka, MD
ACHD, Peds, Ped Card
Doug Mah
Peds, Ped Card
Michelle Gurvitz, MD
ACHD, IM, Ped Card
Michael Singh, MD
ACHD, IM, Peds, CV Disease
Alexander Opotowsky, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, CV Disease
Keri Shafer, MD
ACHD, IM, CV Medicine
Fred Wu, MD
ACHD
Mary Mullen
ACHD
Michael Landzberg, MD

Nursing & Other Staff

3
Disty Pearson PA-C Professional ACHA Member
Nancy Barker PA-C, MS
Caitlyn Joyce PA-C, MHP
Jessica Rosenhaus MSW
William Kerr RN

Surgical and Interventional Resources

1397
171
6
8

Training & Research

Yes
Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (2 year)
Yes
2018
2018

Care Setting

2748
10
Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Yes
Yes
Adult /Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Adult /Pediatric Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 18
Yes, weekly
Yes

Clinical Services Offered

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Within our ACHD Program
WIthin our ACHD Program
Referred to a suitable lung transplant program

ACHA paid professional member

Director's Description

The BACH program provides comprehensive care to adult patients living with congenital heart disease (CHD). We are committed to advancing care both by training the future leaders in our field as well as advancing medical science through research. All of our doctors are involved with the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), a national, patient-run group that lobbies to improve the quality of life of adults with CHD through education, outreach and promotion of research.

The BACH Program is one of first in the country to receive accreditation from the ACHA. We are the only accredited ACHD program in New England, and have 10 ACHD board-certified cardiologists on staff. We are honored to have worked with the ACHA since its inception and we continue to serve as members on the medical advisory board. Over
the years, we have worked with the ACHA to create standards of excellence for adults living with CHD.

We provide world-class, comprehensive care by coordinating and collaborating in many different areas. Our services range from outpatient to inpatient to intensive care, and include:
•advanced cardiovascular imaging
•cardiac and non-cardiac surgeries
•cardiac anesthesia guidance
•catheter-based diagnostics and interventions
•electrophysiologic diagnostics and interventions
•heart failure management and transplantation evaluation
•vascular medicine diagnostics and therapies
•pulmonary hypertension diagnostics and therapies
•support for young patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care
•contraception and family planning
•comprehensive women’s health
•family and patient support and guidance
•financial and advocacy guidance

Our Satellite locations are as follows:

Waltham

Boston Children’s at Waltham
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453
617-355-6508

Weymouth
Boston Children's Physicians Weymouth
The Stetson Building
541 Main Street
Weymouth, MA 02190
617-355-6508

Peabody
Boston Children's at Peabody
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960
617-355-6508

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