Data valid at 2017

Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center

Atlanta, GA — (404) 778-5545

1365 Clifton Road
Clinic A-2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

(404) 778-5545
(404) 778-5545
404-778-5000
Josephine.gbanah-nebo@emoryhealthcare.org
Visit Now
Yes
2001

Affiliations

Emory University Hospital
Adult Hospital
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston
Pediatric Hospital
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Adult Hospital
Emory University School of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Wendy Book, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Heart Failure and Transplantation
20
60%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Angela Murphy Professional ACHA Member
MN, RN

6 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Maan Jokhadar, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Heart Failure and Transplantation
Anurag Sahu, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Heart Failure and Transplantation
Michael Lloyd, MD
IM, IM Card, EP
Vasilis Babaliaros, DM
IM, IM Card, Interventional Card
Dennis Kim, MD, PhD
Ped, Ped Card
Fred Rodriguez III, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Peds Card

Nursing & Other Staff

1
Christine Peverini, MSN ARNP-C, DNP-c Professional ACHA Member
Estella Moore MSW, LCSW
Carol Hostetter BSN, RN
Allison Martin BSN, RN
Maria (Sandra) Pernetz RDCS, RVT, RCCS, FASE Professional ACHA Member
Alicia Rangosch RDCS, RVT

Surgical and Interventional Resources

814
74
14
3

Training & Research

Yes
Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult & Peds); Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship); Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (2 years)
Yes
2018
2016

Care Setting

3407
20
Emory University Hospital
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Yes
Yes
Adult Hospital
Adult Hospital
Adult Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 13
Yes, weekly
Yes

Clinical Services Offered

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Within our ACHD Program
Within our ACHD Program
Typically transplanted within our own institution

ACHA paid professional member

Director's Description

Emory's Adult Congenital Heart Center is an ACHA ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center, specializing in the lifelong care and monitoring of adults with congenital heart disease. Emory is the only adult congenital heart program in Georgia and one of the largest programs in the country.

Our multidisciplinary team includes adult and pediatric cardiologists, congenital cardiac surgeons, electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, nurses, social workers and imaging specialists. Because we know transition from pediatric to adult care can be difficult, our team includes a nurse practitioner who provides transition liaison services. We also work in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to help smooth the transition from pediatric care to adult care for people with CHDs.


Congenital heart conditions can often cause complications and health concerns that affect more than one's heart. With that reality in mind, we have developed a network of collaborative partners across a range of specialties, within the Emory Healthcare system and beyond. These professionals have clinical interest and expertise in treating or managing care for people with CHDs.

We draw from this diverse network to provide the most appropriate care as efficiently and conveniently as possible. Whether the need is genetics counseling, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics care or other specialized care and services, our team will work to coordinate the best care and follow-up plan for the patients we serve.

Check out our profile