Data valid at 2017

Rady Children’s Hospital/UC San Diego

San Diego, CA — (858) 966-8888

3020 Children's Way, MC 5004
San Diego, CA 92123
United States

(858) 966-8888
(858) 966-8888
(858) 966-5855
jbanuelos@rchsd.org
Visit Now
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2000

Affiliations

Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Pediatric Hospital
UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
Adult Hospital
University of California San Diego

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

James C. Perry, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Peds, Electrophysiology
30
50%

Medical Co-Director

Howaida El-Said, MD
ACHD, Peds Card
15
30%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Janet Banuelos

2 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Jose Silva Sepulveda MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card
Laith Alshawabkeh MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card

Nursing & Other Staff

-
Sue Shepard, RN

Surgical and Interventional Resources

520
16
3
2

Training & Research

Yes
Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds and Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Yes
2018
2017

Care Setting

1166
6
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
UCSD Sulpizio CV 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
No
Yes
No
Yes
Within our ACHD program
Within our ACHD program
Typically transplanted within our own institution

ACHA paid professional member

Director's Description

Rady Children’s Hospital has nearly 1,200 outpatient visits for cardiac patients aged 18 and older. Patients from Southern California and Hawaii comprise the majority of patients seen in our program, along with patients referred from outside the region. The ACHD Program team and affiliate members provide outstanding holistic care, including all required interventional catheterization, electrophysiology, imaging and surgical procedures.

Most of the program’s younger ACHD care currently is provided by experienced physicians at Rady Children’s, who are knowledgeable about the ongoing needs of adults with congenital heart disease throughout their lifetimes. Patients age 40 years and those requiring other adult subspecialty care are seen with our colleagues at UCSD Sulpizio CV Center,headed by Laith Alshawabkeh MD.

The program’s research efforts involve both clinical research studies and advocacy programs for adults with congenital heart disease; Dr. Perry was a long-term active member on the medical advisory board of the Adult Congenital Heart Association. Several innovative basic science research projects related to ACHD topics, in partnership with the UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, are funded by the National Institutes of Health and industry and are well underway.