Data valid at 2017

UTHealth ACHD Program

Houston, TX — (832) 325-7216

6410 Fannin St.
Suite 600
Houston, TX 77030
USA

(832) 325-7216
(832) 325-7216
(832) 325-7216
jannine.g.deckard@uth.tmc.edu
Visit Now
Yes
2019

Affiliations

Memorial Hermann Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
University of Texas Health Science in Houston, McGovern Medical School

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Poyee Tung, MD
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Echo
12
70%

3 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

David McPherson, MD
IM, IM Card, ACHD Board Eligible
Gurur Dentkas, MD
Peds, Ped Card, ACHD Board Eligible
Chandra Srinivasan, MD
Peds, Ped Card, ACHD Board Eligible, Ped EP

Nursing & Other Staff

1
Carlos Hinojosa CHW
Ashley Thankachen RN
Jannine Deckard RN

Surgical and Interventional Resources

200
6
3
2

Training & Research

Yes
Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult) Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (1 year)
Yes

Care Setting

280
2
UT Physicians clinics
Yes
Yes
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 16
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

This multi- faceted program provides a range of services for patients including:
•Treatment and ongoing medical management for patients age 16+ with both simple and complex congenital heart
disease, and other acquired heart diseases in young adults.
•Evaluation of heart murmurs and arrhythmias in those with suspected congenital heart disease.
•Screening of athletes with suspected congenital heart disease.
•Transition of patients from pediatric to adult care.
•Diagnostic testing including echocardiography, cardiac MRI, Holter monitoring, fetal echo, cardiac CT and stress
testing.
•Cardiac catheteriz ation, electrophysiology testing and related interventional procedures and surgical procedures.
•Management of congenital heart disease during pregnancy and while undergoing treatment for other medical
conditions.
•Management of additional cardiac risk factors that may be seen in patients with