Data valid at 2017

Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center

Philadelphia, PA — (215) 615-3388

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

(215) 615-3388
(215) 615-3388
(215) 615-3388
achd@uphs.upenn.edu
Visit Now
Yes
2004

Affiliations

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Adult Hospital
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Hospital
Perelman School of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Yuli Kim, MD
ACHD, IM, IM Card
10
100%

Medical Co-Director

Stephanie Fuller, MD, MS Professional ACHA Member
Surgery: General, Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiothoracic Surgery
11
30%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Thomas J. Hudak
MBA, MS

2 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Sarah Partington, MD
ACHD, IM, IM Card
Emily Ruckdeschel, MD
IM, IM Card, Ped Card, ACHD board eligible

Nursing & Other Staff

2
David Drajpuch CRNP
Lynda Tobin CRNP
Alexandra Archer RN
Robert Karvell RN

Surgical and Interventional Resources

872
65
5
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 year)
Yes
2018
2018

Care Setting

2071
14
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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
No
No
In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
In collaboration with our pulmonary hypertension specialists
Typically transplanted within our own institution

ACHA paid professional member

Director's Description

We treat all types of congenital heart conditions in adults and
provide advanced imaging with cardiac MRI, cardiac surgery,
catheter therapy, genetic assessment and second opinions.
We offer the most advanced treatments and techniques, including:


• Transcatheter options for pulmonary valve replacement
• Covered stenting for aortic coarctation
• Lymphatic procedures for patients with single ventricle physiology
• Cardiac transplantation


We also provide services to meet the particular needs of adult
patients, such as genetic counseling, exercise recommendations,
and guidance on reproductive medicine, psychosocial health,
and employment and insurance issues.