Children's Mercy Adult Congenital Program

Kansas City, MO — 816-234-3880

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

2401 Gillham Road
Outpatient Center, 2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108
USA

816-234-3880
816-234-3880
816-234-3000
Yes

Affiliations

St Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
The University of Kansas Medical Center
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
The University of Kansas Medical Center

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Brian Birnbaum, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
7
10%

Medical Co-Director

Toby Rockefeller, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
7
10%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Alison Bender, MHSA

2 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Stephen Kaine, MD
IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
Mark Gelatt, MD
Peds, Ped Card

Nursing & Other Staff

1
Megan Jackson, APRN
Erin Perez, LMSW, LCSW Prog Manager, Heart Center Patient & Fam Support
Jami Gross Toalson, PhD Psychologist
Kate Carp, RN

Care Setting

0
Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City
Yes
Yes
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 20
Yes, 1-3 times per month
Yes

Training & Research

No
No
Data valid at 2019

Director's Description

Children’s Mercy Hospital (CMH) is dedicated to holistic care, translational research, breakthrough innovation and education of the next generation of caregivers. CMH has a 120 year history of caring for patients around the region and a 20 plus year history of collaboration to care for adult congenital heart disease patients. CMH has a strong dedication to clinical excellence, state of the art cardiac care, individualized treatment strategies and outcomes research.

For decades CMH has provided comprehensive cardiac care to patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). We are a referral center from throughout the Kansas and Missouri areas for CHD patients. CMH’s comprehensive approach to congenital heart disease including daily multidisciplinary rounds (intensivists, surgeons and cardiologists) and twice weekly surgical disposition conferences promotes a team atmosphere for caring for these complex patients.

Adults with CHD benefit from CMH’s expertise in imaging, cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, heart transplantation and cardiac surgery within the Ward Family Heart Center. In addition, CMH has strong clinical programs providing CHD patients with comprehensive care in non- cardiac areas. CMH subspecialties have been ranked in all 10 of the US News and World Report specialties over the past 6 years. In addition, our CHD patients benefit from several multidisciplinary clinics such as our single ventricle clinic with cardiology/hepatology involvement and our pulmonary hypertension clinic with cardiology/pulmonology involvement. CMH also collaborates with experts from other centers around the country as necessary to ensure optimal care for these patients. CMH is the University of Missouri – Kansas City primary training hospital for pediatrics. Our cardiology fellows benefit from a diverse group of patients, provider experience and mentoring.