Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at UC San Diego Health

San Diego, CA — (858) 246-3271

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
9434 Medical Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

(858) 246-3271
(858) 246-3271
(858) 246-3271
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UC San Diego Health Suplizio Cardiovascular Center
Adult Hospital
Rady Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
University of California San Diego School of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Laith Alshawabkeh, MD, MSCI Professional ACHA Member

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Andres Flores
Coordinator Supervisor

2 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Matthew Carazo, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM , IM Card
Jose Silva Sepulveda, MD (Transition Pediatric Cardiologist)
IM Card, Peds, Ped Card

Nursing & Other Staff

Deborah Raleigh NP, Adult Congenital Heart Program
Nicole (Nikki) Keaton MSW, ASW
Bernadette Untalan LVN
Maria Moceri-Casas, BSN
Brianna Essman, RN, BSN, CCRN
Seren Eluri, BSN, CCRN
Alicia Gormican, MPH Manager, Cardiovascular Operations
Halle Siepman Administrative Program Coordinator
Yessica Siepman Administrative Program Coordinator

Care Setting

UC San Diego Health Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (La Jolla Campus)
UC San Diego Health (San Diego, Hillcrest, Campus)
UC San Diego Health (Encinitas Clinic)
Adult Hospital
Adult Hospital
Adult Hospital
Yes - at age 16
Yes, weekly

Training & Research

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

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2021

Director's Description

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at the UC San Diego Health Cardiovascular Institute is the only accredited comprehensive care center through the ACHA in the greater San Diego County. The program has a joint collaboration with Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego.

Our program's primary location is at the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at the La Jolla campus and is the first and only program of its kind in San Diego to offer a multidisciplinary approach to care of adults with congenital heart disease. The program prides itself on ease of referral and communication with referring providers. The program is structured around patient-centered care to accommodate the needs for patients and their families. We offer combined Pregnancy and Heart Disease services and close collaboration with high-risk obstetrics, in addition to management of end-stage heart failure and transplantation.

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Join us as we walk for the more than 2.5 million people living with congenital heart disease (CHD) across the country.