Data valid at 2017

Lurie Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Chicago, IL — (312) 227-4403

225 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
US

(312) 227-4403
(312) 227-4403
(312) 227-4000
achd@luriechildrens.org
Visit Now
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Affiliations

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Pediatric Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Adult Hospital
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Lisa Forbess, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card
17
100%

Medical Co-Director

Andrew de Freitas, MD
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
22
80%

1 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Sabrina Tsao, MBBS
Peds, Ped Card, ACHD Board Eligible

Nursing & Other Staff

2
Jeni Horn MSN, FNP-C Professional ACHA Member
Marta Druzbacka MSN, APN, FNP
Akina Takahashi MSW, LCSW

Surgical and Interventional Resources

462
50
3
3

Training & Research

No
Yes
2017

Care Setting

1000
6
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
Silver Cross Hospital
Yes
Yes
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 15
Yes, 1-3 times per month
Yes

Clinical Services Offered

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
Referred to a suitable lung transplant program

ACHA paid professional member

Director's Description

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease team at Lurie Children’s is a group of specialists designed to care for the growing population of adolescents and adults who were born with congenital heart defects. We provide care to adolescents and adults across the spectrum of congenital heart defects from simple to highly complex congenital heart disease. Our providers received specialty training in caring for adults with congenital heart disease, and are well prepared to provide life-long follow-up care for these patients. In addition to our downtown location, our ACHD certified providers have satellite locations in Lincoln Park, Northbrook, Grayslake, and New Lenox.