Lurie Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Chicago, IL — 312-227-4403

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

225 E Chicago Ave
Box 21
Chicago, IL 60611-2991
US

312-227-4403
312-227-4403 or 1800KIDSDOC
312-227-4100
achd@luriechildrens.org
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Affiliations

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Adult Hospital
Prentice Women's Hospital
Adult Hospital
Rush University Medical Center
Hospital
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Andrew De Freitas, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM Cardiology, Ped Cardiology
2

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Crystal Ruiz
MS

1 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

R. Andrew DeFreitas, M.D. Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM Cardiology, Ped Cardiology

Nursing & Other Staff

2
Jenifer Horn MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Marta Druzbacka MSN, APN, FNP
Margaret Steele PA-C, MPH
Sahar Shalash MSW, LCSW
Christine Steinhauser, RN
Cinamon Walker A.S. Business Administration

Care Setting

6
Lurie Children's Hospital and Lurie Children's satellite clinics: CLK, Central DuPage, Northbrook, New Lenox
Rush University Medical Center
Northwestern Medicine: Northwestern Memorial, Lake Forest, Central Dupage
Yes
Yes
Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 15
Yes, 1-3 times per month
Yes

Training & Research

No
Yes
2020

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2019

Director's Description

We provide comprehensive care for adult patients with congenital heart disease including diagnostic and
interventional cardiac catheteriz ation, electrophysiology studies and ablations, cardiac surgery, advanced heart failure therapies, and heart transplant. We work with Northwestern Medicine for care of women's health issues, including contraception, preconception counseling, genetic counseling, and management of pregnancy in women with congenital heart disease.