Adult Congenital Heart Program at Texas Children's Hospital

Houston, TX — (832) 824-ACHD (2243)

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

6651 Main Street
Texas Children's Hospital
Legacy Tower, 24th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

(832) 824-ACHD (2243)
(832) 824-ACHD (2243)
(832) 824-1000
axhall5@texaschlidrens.org
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Affiliations

Texas Children's Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Baylor St Luke's Medical Center
Adult Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Peter Ermis, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
12
70%

6 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Wilson Lam, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card, Adult EP
Angeline Opina Gonzalez, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
Shivani Aggarwal, MBBS Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card
Stephen Dolgner, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
Christopher Broda, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Peds, Ped Card
Dhaval Parekh, MD
ACHD Board Eligible

Nursing & Other Staff

1
Mallory Gahm, NP ACH - APP
Renee Bays, LMSW ACH - Social Worker
Katherine Cutitta, Phd Heart Center - Psychologist
Julia Fulton RN
Annela Birbal RN
Ksanet Tesfai, EN

Care Setting

24
Texas Children's Hospital
Yes
Yes
Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
No
Yes - at age 14
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
2022
2022

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2021

Director's Description

The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Texas Children's Hospital is the largest ACHD program in Texas and the most comprehensive ACHD program in region. Patients are able to be seen at sites across the greater Houston area (including The Woodlands, Sugarland, Katy, Clear Lake, Cy Fair and Kingwood) by providers specifically trained in ACHD care. Our ACH program cardiologists have combined training in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and adult congenital cardiology giving the program a depth of knowledge unique to our center. We also specialize in the care of cardiac issues that arise during pregnancy. We have a large program of cardiac, OB, and Maternal-Fetal-Medicine providers at Texas Children's Hospital- Pavilion for Women to care for cardiac issues during pregnancy. 

At our medical center campus, we have an entire floor in the TCH Heart Center dedicated to the ACH Program. The
Legacy Tower 24th floor contains the ACH outpatient clinic as well as the dedicated ACH inpatient unit.