Boston Adult Congenital Heart Program (BACH)

Boston, MA — 617-355-6508

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

617-355-6508
617-355-6508
617-355-6508
BACHADMIN@childrens.harvard.edu
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Affiliations

Boston Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Mass General Brigham
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Anne Marie Valente, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Ped Card
20
80%

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Payton Wall
MHA

7 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Michael Singh, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Peds
Keri Shafer, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card
Michelle Gurvitz, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Ped Card
Fred Wu, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Peds
Michael J. Landzberg, MD
IM
Mary Mullen, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Peds, Ped Card
Carla Rodriguez. MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card

Nursing & Other Staff

4
Caitlyn Joyce, MHP, PA-C Cardiology Physician Assistant II
Nancy Barker, MS, PA-C Cardiology Physician Assistant II
Susan Blensdorf, MSN,FNP-BC Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
Alex Alexander, MS, PA-C Cardiology Physician Assistant
Chelsea Cotnoir, LCSW Clinical Social Worker
Matthew Howley, RN

Care Setting

13-15
Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Beth Israel Medical Center
Boston Medical Center
Lahey Clinic
Baystate Medical Center
Yes
Yes
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 18
Yes, weekly
No

Training & Research

Yes
Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (2 year)
Yes
2023
2023

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2022

Director's Description

The Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) Service is a multi-institutional multi-departmental program designed to provide coordinated long-term care, education and innovation for patients with congenital heart disease and/or pulmonary hypertension as they reach and progress through adulthood. The clinical program includes outpatient and inpatient services with collaboration of multidisciplinary programs including pulmonary vascular disease, advanced heart failure, aortic conditions and connective tissue disorders, electrophysiology, exercise physiology, cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, quality initiatives and cardio-obstetrics. The team sponsors various educational conferences and spearheads numerous research efforts for adults with congenital heart disease. Outpatient care is currently provided at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital, as well as satellite sites in Waltham, Weymouth, Milford and Peabody, Massachusetts. The BACH team also supports clinics at Baystate Medical Center, Boston Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Program also cares for patients in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The program offers a senior ACHD fellowship, which is designed as a two-year curriculum with entry from both internal medicine cardiology and pediatric cardiology pathways and will meet the requirements set forth by ABIM, ABMS and ACGME to allow fellows to be Board-eligible for ACHD specialty certification.