Data valid at 2017

Northwestern Adult Congenital Heart Center

Chicago, IL — (312) 695-4965

675 North St. Clair Street
Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

(312) 695-4965
(312) 695-4965
(312) 695-4965
mavelar@nm.org
Yes
1990

Affiliations

Northwestern Memorial
Adult Hospital
Lurie Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Marla A. Mendelson, MD
IM, IM Card, ACHD Board Eligible
28
50%

Medical Co-Director

R. Andrew DeFreitas, MD
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
23
100%

Nursing & Other Staff

1
Jennifer Horn APN, FNP-C Professional ACHA Member
Lisa Schneider RN

Surgical and Interventional Resources

400
50
4
1

Training & Research

No
Yes
2016
2018

Care Setting

1350
5-6
Northwestern Medicine
Lurie Children's Hospital
Yes
Yes
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Yes
No
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
Typically transplanted within our own institution

Director's Description

The Northwestern Adult Congenital Heart Center is one of the oldest programs in the country and the largest in Illinois. All aspects of care for the adult patient and their unique medical, cardiac, surgical and obstetric care occur within the Institution, an academic teaching hospital. Sub-specialty care is available to address non-cardiac health problems. The objective is to provide personalized care in a single center that is individualized to meet the patient's and family's needs. We have extensive imaging and diagnostic capabilities. If necessary, there is a very active transplantation program here. For nearly 30 years it has been an honor and privilege to serve the adult congenital heart disease community and we welcome new patients.