Cincinnati Adult Congenital Heart Program (CincyACHD)

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 Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Adult Hospital
University of Kentucky Healthcare
Adult Hospital
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Alexander (Sasha) Opotowsky, MD, MPH, MMSc Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Internal Medicine, IM Cardiology

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Tara Haskell

5 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Nicole Brown, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ped Cardiology
Adam Lubert, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ped Cardiology
Craig Alexander, MD
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ped Cardiology
Juan Villafane, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Pediatrics, Ped Cardiology
Brad Keller, MD
Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ped Cardiology

Nursing & Other Staff

Amy Rich APRN
Stacey Morrison, PsyD Staff Psychologist
Felicia Eichelbrenner, MSN, RN, CPN Fontan Care Manager
Nicollette Millard, RN ACHD Care Manager
Sonya Shields ACHD Program Coordinator
Danielle Poe BSN, Clinical Manager
Kelly Ahern, MHSA, MBA Business Development Manager

Care Setting

Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Clinics in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Louisville, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, Danville and Shelbyville, Kentucky
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, University of Kentucky Healthcare
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Yes - at age 14
Yes, weekly

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 2019

Director's Description

At the Cincinnati Adult Congenital Heart Program (CincyACHD), our 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.

We offer a complete spectrum of care for adults with congenital heart disease, everything from advanced imaging with 3D reconstruction, to exercise prescription and cardiac rehabilitation, to psychological assessment, to genetic counseling, to specialist pharmacist consultation, to catheter and surgical interventions including:

  • Pulmonary valve replacement (e.g., SAPIEN XT, Melody valves)
  • Aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve replacement and repair
  • Atrial septal defect closure 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, heart-liver transplantation

While easy access to cutting-edge treatments and diagnostic techniques is fantastic, they are not always appropriate. We pride ourselves most on listening to each patient, understating their personal values, and considering options in the context of a person’s foundational principles. To achieve the best outcomes, we blend exceptional technology and personalized care. There are also a variety of subspecialty programs within CINCYACHD, including:

  • Heart disease in pregnancy
  • Multidisciplinary Fontan management
  • Cardiovascular genetics
  • Pulmonary hypertension care
  • Heart Failure/mechanical support/transplant
  • Heart liver transplant

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

  • Cincinnati Children's Main Hospital, Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Children's Liberty Campus, Liberty
  • Kettering Health Network, Kettering
  • Hillsboro (Mobile clinic)
  • Green Township
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Pregnancy clinic)
  • TriHealth, Good Samaritan Hospital (Pregnancy clinic)


  • Bardstown
  • Danville
  • Elizabethtown
  • La Grange
  • Louisville
  • Shelbyville

We also collaborate closely with the University of Kentucky in Lexington to provide ACHD care.

  • Rushville

Finally, we offer a number of telehealth services including clinical visits, second opinions, and remote telemonitoring.

Walk for 1 in 100

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