Boston Adult Congenital Heart Program (BACH)

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
617-355-6508
BACHADMIN@childrens.harvard.edu
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Affiliations

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Adult Hospital
Baystate Medical Center
Adult Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Anne Marie Valente, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Ped Card
15
100%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Claudia Lywood
Program Administrative Manager

7 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Michelle Gurvitz, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ped Cardiology
Michael Landzberg, MD
IM
Mary Mullen Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Internal Medicine, IM Cardiology, Pediatrics, Ped Cardiology
Carla Rodriguez
Internal Medicine, IM Cardiology
Michael Singh, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Internal Medicine, IM Cardiology, Pediatrics
Keri Shafer, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Internal Medicine, IM Cardiology
Fred Wu, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Internal Medicine, IM Cardiology, Pediatrics

Nursing & Other Staff

4
Nancy Barker PA-C, MS
Susan Blensdorf Nurse Practitioner
Caitlyn Joyce PA-C, MHP
Disty Pearson PA-C
Chelsea Cotnoir Social Worker
Ryan Gauvin RN
William Kerr RN
Lisa Perry RN

Care Setting

15
Boston Medical Center
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Bay State Medical Center
Yes
Yes
Yes
Adult /Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Adult /Pediatric Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 18
Yes, weekly
Yes

Training & Research

Yes
Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds) , Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult) Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship) , Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (2 year)
Yes
2019
2019

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2019

Director's Description

The Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) Service is a multi-institutional multi-departmental program designed to provide coordinated long-term care, education and innovation for patients with congenital heart disease and/or pulmonary hypertension as they reach and progress through adulthood. The clinical program includes outpatient and inpatient services with collaboration of multidisciplinary programs including pulmonary vascular disease, advanced heart failure, aortic conditions and connective tissue disorders, electrophysiology, exercise physiology, cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, quality initiatives and cardio-obstetrics. The team sponsors various educational conferences and spearheads numerous research efforts for adults with congenital heart disease. Outpatient care is currently provided at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital, as well as satellite sites in Waltham, Weymouth, Milford and Peabody, Massachusetts. The BACH team also supports clinics at Baystate Medical Center, Boston Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The program offers a senior ACHD fellowship, which is designed as a two-year curriculum with entry from both internal medicine cardiology and pediatric cardiology pathways and will meet the requirements set forth by ABIM, ABMS and ACGME to allow fellows to be Board-eligible for ACHD specialty certification.