Data valid at 2017

Massachusetts General Hospital Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Boston, MA — (617) 726-8510

55 Fruit Street
Yawkey 5B
Boston, MA 02114
United States

(617) 726-8510
(617) 726-8510
(617) 726-2000
mghachd@partners.org
Visit Now
Yes
1974

Affiliations

Massachusetts General Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Cooley Dickinson Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Ami B. Bhatt, MD
ACHD, IM, IM Card
12
100%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Linda Dell'Olio
AD

6 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Ignacio Inglessis, MD
IM Card, ACHD Board Eligible, Interventional Card
Doreen Defaria Yeh, MD
IM Card, ECHO, ACHD Board Eligible
Dennis Tighe, MD
IM, IM Card, ACHD Board Eligible
Oscar Benavidez, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Rahul Sakhuja, MD
IM, Other
Christopher Learn, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card

Nursing & Other Staff

3
Caitlyn O'Callaghan Reen MSN
Sherrin Gallagher MSN
Christine Ouellette NP
Asher Bruskin LCSW
Lauren McLaughlin RN, BSN
Stephanie Hendley RN-BC
Kathleen Gallen, RN, BSN Director, Network Development

Surgical and Interventional Resources

16
35
3
1

Training & Research

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

Care Setting

2145
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Massachusetts General Hospital
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Yes
Yes
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Adult/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
Yes
Yes
In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
Typically transplanted within our own institution

Director's Description

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital is among the oldest and largest in the country and emphasizes lifelong personalized multidisciplinary care. The program has sites in Boston, Waltham and Worcester and provides care for individuals residing in New England, as well as throughout the US and internationally.

We offer state of the art care with low dose radiation CT imaging, cardiopulmonary exercise testing with imaging, advanced cardiac MRI and echocardiography, all specifically designed for the adult congenital heart patient.

Mass General Waltham Center offers ACHD Health and Wellness programs focused on stress management, exercise prescription, and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk assessment and prevention.

Telemedicine visits are available for patient and physician consultation for those individuals who live far away or find it challenging to fit in frequent in person visit. These visits are available as supplemental patient care.

Mass General is fortunate to have the Mass General Hospital for Children's pediatric cardiology program housed in the same building, thereby offering a combined transition program to empower adolescents to take responsibility for their care as they emerge into adulthood.

We're committed to training our Mass General cardiology fellows, as well as the rotating fellows from our network of affiliated programs and referring hospitals, in the specialized care of the adult congenital heart disease patient and his or her family.