Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program (Cincinnati Children’s)

Cincinnati, OH — (513) 803-2243

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

3333 Burnet Avenue
MLC 2003
Cincinnati, OH 45229
United States

(513) 803-2243
(513) 803-2243
(513) 803-2243
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Cincinnati Children's
Pediatric Hospital
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Adult Hospital
University of Kentucky Healthcare
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Alexander (Sasha) Opotowsky, MD, MPH, MMSc Professional ACHA Member

3 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Nicole Brown, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
Tony Smith, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
Craig Alexander, MD
IM, Peds, Ped Card, ACHD Board Eligible

Nursing & Other Staff

Amy Rich, APRN Nurse Practitioner
Stacey Morrison, PsyD Staff Psychologist
Jennifer Haas, MSW, LSW Social Worker
Felicia Eichelbrenner, BSN, MSN, RN
Nicollette Millard, BSN, RN

Care Setting

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - main hospital, satellite clinics, and outreach sites:
University of Cincinnati Medical Center,
TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital,
Kettering, Ohio,
Green Township, Ohio,
Liberty Township, Ohio,
Louisville, Kentucky,
Elizabethtown, Kentucky,
Owensboro, Kentucky,
La Grange, Kentucky,
Shelbyville, Kentucky,
New Albany, Indiana
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Yes - at age 14
Yes, 1-3 times per month

Training & Research

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

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2024

Director's Description

Formally founded in 1991, the Adult Congenital Heart Program at Cincinnati Children’s has a mission is to provide the best possible care for adults with congenital heart disease by integrating: A) compassionate, comprehensive, patient-centered care; B) community advocacy, partnerships and education; and C) transformational research.

Also known to patients and colleagues as ‘CincyACHD,’ our program offers multiple locations throughout the region and the complete spectrum of care for adults who were born with heart defects. This includes, among other things, exercise prescription and cardiac rehabilitation, psychological care, neuropsychological testing, genetic counseling, specialist pharmacist consultation, advanced imaging with 3D reconstruction, and catheter and surgical interventions such as:

  • Surgical and transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (e.g., SAPIEN XT, Melody, Harmony valve)
  • Aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve replacement and repair
  • Atrial septal defect closure, ventricular septal defect, and patent ductus arteriosus closure 
  • Valve-sparing aortic root replacement and externally supported Ross procedure 
  • Dilation and stenting for aortic coarctation 
  • Mechanical circulatory support, cardiac transplantation and heart-liver transplantation

To achieve the best outcomes, we blend advanced technology and empathetic, personalized care. While easy access to cutting-edge treatments and diagnostic techniques is centrally important, these procedures are not always needed. We pride ourselves most on listening to each patient, understating their personal values, and considering options in the context of their individual foundational principles. There are also a variety of subspecialty programs within the ACHD Program, including:

  • Heart disease in pregnancy
  • Multidisciplinary Fontan program
  • Cardiovascular genetics
  • Pulmonary hypertension care
  • Heart failure/mechanical support/transplant
  • Heart and Mind Wellbeing Center


We have ACHD outpatient locations in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana:


  • Cincinnati Children's Burnet Campus, Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Children's Liberty Campus, Liberty Township
  • Cincinnati Children's Green Township
  • Kettering, at Kettering Health
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center (MFM clinic, inpatient care)
  • TriHealth, Good Samaritan Hospital (MFM clinic and ACHD clinic)


  • New Albany


  • Louisville
  • Elizabethtown
  • Owensboro
  • Crestview Hills
  • Danville
  • La Grange
  • Shelbyville

We also collaborate closely with the University of Kentucky to provide ACHD care, and we offer a number of telehealth services, including clinical visits, second opinions, and remote telemonitoring.