MUSC Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Charleston, SC — 843-792-1952

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

25 Courtenay Drive
Charleston, SC 29425
United States

843-792-1952
(843) 792-1952
843-792-1952
Fries@musc.edu
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Affiliations

Medical University of South Carolina
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Medical University of South Carolina

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

David Gregg, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card
16
80%

2 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Stephanie Gaydos, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
John Rhodes, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHA, Peds, Ped Card

Nursing & Other Staff

1
Rochelle Judd, NP Adult Congenital Cardiology Nurse Practitioner
Eva Serber, PhD Psychologist
Karen Fries, RN

Care Setting

10
Medical University of South Carolina
Yes
Yes
Adult/Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Yes
Yes - at age 14
Yes, 1-3 times per month
Yes

Training & Research

Yes
Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds and Adult), Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship), Formal dedicated ACHD fellowship (2 year)
Yes
2022
2022

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2020

Director's Description

MUSC Health offers South Carolina’s first comprehensive program that provides specialized lifelong care for children and adults born with heart defects. When you come to MUSC Health for congenital heart disease care, you benefit from:

Only ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center in South Carolina: MUSC Health was the first in the Southeast (and one of the first 13 in the U.S.) to earn the Adult Congenital Heart Association’s seal of approval as an ACHD Accredited Comprehensive Care Center. The recognition acknowledges our expertise and comprehensive care for people with ACHD.

Top-ranked pediatric cardiology: U.S. News & World Report ranks the MUSC Children’s Health Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery department among the top 10 in the country. Our brand-new pediatric hospital opened in 2019, offering greater surgical capacity and flexibility to meet patients’ needs.

Highly rated congenital heart surgeons: MUSC Health’s 3-star Congenital Heart Program is one of 12 in the U.S. rated by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Depth of experience: Our congenital cardiologists have dedicated their careers to helping people with congenital heart defects live longer, more fulfilling lives. MUSC Health is proud that our team includes several of the very first doctors to be board-certified in adult congenital cardiology, a relatively new specialty. Meet our team.

Heart transplant expertise: MUSC Health is South Carolina’s only heart transplantation program. Our team has special expertise in adult and pediatric transplant for people with CHD, including complex hearts with unique anatomy. Learn more about heart transplants at MUSC Health.

Support for non-cardiac procedures: Some people with heart defects need to take special precautions before medical procedures such as dental surgery. You can safely undergo these procedures at MUSC Health under the watchful care of your congenital heart disease team.

Innovative treatments: Our standing as South Carolina’s only academic medical institution may offer you the opportunity to try new heart treatments not available elsewhere in the state. Many of our doctors are engaged in testing new therapies

At MUSC Health, CHD experts from adult and pediatric programs work together to get you the care you need. Our comprehensive program provides a medical home for people with ACHD, where you can get all your care over the years.

Our team understands the complex nature of congenital heart defects, as well as the related medical and social issues. Your doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses are trained in caring for people with CHD. As young adults grow, we work with you and your family to support your transition to adult CHD care.

Your CHD team may include:
• Adult and pediatric cardiologists
• Cardiac nurse practitioners
• Cardiac surgeons
• Electrophysiologists (heart rhythm experts)
• Interventional cardiologists
• Interventional radiologists
• Pulmonologists (lung specialists)

In addition to heart specialists, other experts such as high-risk obstetrics specialists, geneticists and psychologists support ACHD patients. These specialists can help you navigate important life decisions such as starting a family. They can also help you understand the genetic risk (if any) of your child having a heart defect.

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.