Norton Children's Heart Institute ACHD Program

Louisville, KY — (502) 588-7450

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

411 East Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40202
United States

(502) 588-7450
(502) 588-7450
(502) 588-7450
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Norton Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Norton Hospital
Adult Hospital
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Walter L. Sobczyk, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Peds, Ped Card

Medical Co-Director

Melissa Perrotta, M.D.
IM, Peds, ACHD Board Eligible

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Rose Pasqualini, BS, RRT, CPFT

3 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Christopher Johnsrude, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Edward Kim, MD
Peds, Ped Card

Nursing & Other Staff

Dana Fentress APRN
Rebecca (Becky) Smith APRN
Denisha Oggs LCSW
Cheryl Smith RN, BSN

Care Setting

Norton Children's Hospital; Novak Center for Children's Health
Ashland, KY; Bowling Green, Ky; Campbellsville, KY; Elizabethtown, KY; London, KY; Madisonville, KY;
Murray, KY; Owensboro, KY; Paducah, KY
Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Yes - at age 13
Yes, weekly

Training & Research


Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2019

Director's Description

The Norton Children's Heart Institute Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Program and the University of Louisville has had decades of experience caring for adults with congenital heart disease throughout the Kentuckiana region. Formalized in 2013, the program provides quality adult congenital heart disease care for patients across the region. We serve our patients not only  our primary Louisville location but also through satellite outreach clinics strategically located across Kentucky. We provide inpatient and outpatient care for ACHD patients, focusing on the important medical challenges that ACHD patients face including arrhythmias, heart failure, valve disease, pregnancy and reproductive care. We offer heart failure and transplant services through our affiliation with the advanced heart failure and transplantation team at Norton healthcare and the Gill heart Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. We have experienced interventional cardiologist performing complex adult congenital cardiac interventions including Melody and Sapien transcatheter pulmonary valve replacements. We performed complex arrhythmia interventions in our state- of- the- art electrophysiology laboratory. We have 3 experienced cardiovascular surgeons who perform complex surgery procedures on our adult congenital heart patient population. We have experience in the management of complex pregnant inpatients with congenital heart disease. Our primary aim is to provide the adult congenital patients in our region the high quality medical care that they deserve.