Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center of UPMC

Pittsburgh, PA — 412-692-3158

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

4401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
United States

412-692-3158
412-692-3158
412-692-5325
achd@upmc.edu
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Affiliations

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pediatric Hospital
UPMC Presbyterian - Shadyside Hospital
Adult Hospital
UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Arvind Hoskoppal, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
7
100%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Judy Biernesser
BSH, RN, CPC

5 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Anita Saraf, MD, PhD
IM, IM Card, ACHD Board Eligible
Lee Beerman, MD
IM, Ped, Ped Card, ACHD Board Eligible
Jacqueline Kreutzer, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
Sara Trucco, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
Sunil Patel, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Peds, Ped Card

Nursing & Other Staff

2
Vanessa Kowalski MSN, CRNP
Patricia Hovanec MSN, CRNP
Robin Telles LSW, MSW
Ashley Draxinger RN, BSN
Judy Biernesser BSHA, RN, CPC
Morgan Hindes BA

Care Setting

11
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Magee Women's Hospital
Yes
Yes
Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 18
Weekly
No

Training & Research

Yes
Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds and Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)
Yes
2019
2019

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2019

Director's Description

Innovative program in Western Pennsylvania providing regionalized and specialized expertise through a multidisciplinary approach to address the unique needs of the adult with a variety of complex congenital defects. Unique to this program is the well developed relationship between the ACHD and Heart Failure/Transplant teams at UPMC. Together this team of physicians address the growing number of patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and those requiring transplant evaluation. The ACHD program of UPMC has a collaborative relationship with the maternal fetal medicine physicians to manage patients with congenital heart disease prior to, during and post pregnancy.