Data valid at 2017

UW Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Madison, WI — (608) 890-5700

600 Highland Avenue
#4160
Madison, WI 53792
United States

(608) 890-5700
(608) 890-5700
(608) 890-5700
sruhland@uwhealth.org
Visit Now
Yes
1990

Affiliations

University of WI Hospital and Clinics
Adult Hospital
American Family Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
UnityPoint Health Meriter
Adult Hospital
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Heather Bartlett MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Ped Card
18
75%

Medical Co-Director

Ford Ballantyne, MD
ACHD, IM Card
28
50%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Rebecca Wieczorek
MHA

3 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

John Hokanson, MD
ACHD, Ped Card
Luke Lamers, MD
ACHD, Ped Card
Nic Von Bergen, MD
Peds Card

Nursing & Other Staff

1
Jaymes Frank APNP
Michele Goolsbey SW
Jennifer Schroeder SW
Sharon Mladucky MSN, RN
Sherri Ruhland MSN, RN

Surgical and Interventional Resources

135
19
1
3

Training & Research

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

Care Setting

518
5
University of WI Hospital and Clinics
American Family Children's Hospital
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

ACHA paid professional member

Director's Description

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at UW Health is committed to being an access point for all of the congenital patient needs. Our program also provides a full scope of services for Marfan Syndrome and connective tissue disorders. Our physicians go to outreach locations monthly to provide access to a variety of patients in various locations in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Our multidisciplinary team works collaboratively to provide expert care for patients and their families. In addition to cardiologists and surgeons, our imaging specialists, nurses, genetic counselor, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, subspecialists and social workers provide comprehensive care specifically tailored for adults with congenital heart defects. We work closely with primary physicians and subspecialists to meet patients' medical, surgical, obstetrical and
social needs.

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