Norton Children's Heart Institute ACHD Program

Louisville, KY — 502-588-8903

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

411 East Chestnut Street
5th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
United States

502-588-7450, Ext: 50558
502-588-7450 Option #2
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Norton Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Norton Hospital
Adult Hospital
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Melissa L. Perrotta, MD, FAAP, FACC Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Medical Co-Director

Walter Sobczyk, MD, FAAP, FACC Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatrics

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Brandi Anderson
ACHD Administrative Program Coordinator

5 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Logan Eberly, MD, FACC Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology (Adult), Pediatric Cardiology
Edward Kim, MD
Interventional Cardiology, Director; Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology
Joshua Kurtz, MD
Interventional Cardiology
Christopher Johnsrude, MD
Soham Dasgupta, MD

Nursing & Other Staff

Dana Fentress, APRN ACHD Nurse Practitioner
Rebecca (Becky) Smith, APRN ACHD Nurse Practitioner
Denisha Oggs, LCSW
Kristi Salerno, RN, BSN
Kathleen Huether, RN, BSN
Brandi Anderson ACHD Administrative Program Coordinator

Care Setting

Norton Children's Hospital, Norton Hospital, Novak Center for Children's Health
Owensboro, KY; Elizabethtown, KY; Bowling Green, KY; Paducah, KY; and Corbin, KY
Pediatric Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Yes - at age 18
Yes, weekly

Training & Research

Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds)

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2024

Director's Description

The Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville School of Medicine, provides comprehensive long-term care for adults with congenital heart disease. Our program is committed to continuing to improve processes and outcomes, providing standardization of care, and offering quality service. We serve our patients not only at our primary Louisville location, but also through satellite outreach clinics throughout Kentucky. Our dedicated ACHD team consist of three ACHD physicians, two nurse practitioners, two registered nurses, a licensed clinical social worker, and a care coordinator. We offer a number of specialty services to address all aspects of care including:

• ACHD surgical program
• ACHD catheterization and electrophysiology programs with capabilities for complex interventions,
including transcatheter pulmonary valve placement and temporary mechanical support (intra-aortic
balloon pump, impella device).
• Collaboration with the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Structural Heart Program for additional
interventions, including transcatheter tricuspid and aortic valve placement and MitraClip procedure.
• Collaboration with Norton Maternal Fetal Medicine for obstetric care for complex ACHD patients.

As of today, we are honored to be the only accredited ACHD program in the State of Kentucky.