Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) Program

Boston, MA — (617) 355-6508

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

300 Longwood Avenue
Boston Children's Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
United States

(617) 355-6508
(617) 355-6508
(617) 355-6000
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Boston Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Adult Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Anne Marie Valente, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Ped Card

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Claudia Lywood
Program Administrative Manager

11 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Mark Alexander, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHA, Peds, Ped Card
Diego Porras, MD
ACHD, Peds, Ped Card
Puja Banka, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Peds, Ped Card
Doug Mah
Peds, Ped Card
Michelle Gurvitz, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Ped Card
Michael Singh, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, CV Disease
Keri Shafer, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, CV Medicine
Fred Wu, MD Professional ACHA Member
Mary Mullen Professional ACHA Member
Michael Landzberg, MD

Nursing & Other Staff

Disty Pearson PA-C
Nancy Barker PA-C, MS
Caitlyn Joyce PA-C, MHP
Jessica Rosenhaus MSW
William Kerr RN

Care Setting

Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Adult /Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Adult /Pediatric Hospital
Yes - at age 18
Yes, weekly

Training & Research

Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (2 year)
Data valid at 2017

Director's Description

The BACH program provides comprehensive care to adult patients living with congenital heart disease (CHD). We are committed to advancing care both by training the future leaders in our field as well as advancing medical science through research. All of our doctors are involved with the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA), a national, patient-run group that lobbies to improve the quality of life of adults with CHD through education, outreach and promotion of research.

The BACH Program is one of first in the country to receive accreditation from the ACHA. We are the only accredited ACHD program in New England, and have 10 ACHD board-certified cardiologists on staff. We are honored to have worked with the ACHA since its inception and we continue to serve as members on the medical advisory board. Over
the years, we have worked with the ACHA to create standards of excellence for adults living with CHD.

We provide world-class, comprehensive care by coordinating and collaborating in many different areas. Our services range from outpatient to inpatient to intensive care, and include:
•advanced cardiovascular imaging
•cardiac and non-cardiac surgeries
•cardiac anesthesia guidance
•catheter-based diagnostics and interventions
•electrophysiologic diagnostics and interventions
•heart failure management and transplantation evaluation
•vascular medicine diagnostics and therapies
•pulmonary hypertension diagnostics and therapies
•support for young patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care
•contraception and family planning
•comprehensive women’s health
•family and patient support and guidance
•financial and advocacy guidance

Our Satellite locations are as follows:


Boston Children’s at Waltham
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA 02453

Boston Children's Physicians Weymouth
The Stetson Building
541 Main Street
Weymouth, MA 02190

Boston Children's at Peabody
10 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960