Phoenix Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

Phoenix, AZ — (602) 933-3634

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

1919 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
United States

(602) 933-3634
(602) 933-3634
(602) 933-1000
jluddon@phoenixchildrens.com
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Affiliations

Phoenix Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
Dignity - St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center
Adult Hospital
University of Arizona - College of Medicine Phoenix

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Jordan Awerbach, MD, MPH Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM Card, Ped, Ped Card
5
100%

4 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Wayne Franklin, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, IM Card, Ped Card
Andrew Papez, MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, IM, Peds, Ped Card
Edward Rhee, MD
Peds, Ped Card
Craig Cohen, MD
Peds, Ped Card

Nursing & Other Staff

1
Susie Pepp, RN, MSN, FNP-BC ACHD Nurse Practitioner
Jakes Wilks, LMSW ACHD Social Worker
Jaime Luddon BSN, RN

Care Setting

8
Phoenix Children's
Dignity - St. Joe's Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix Children's Satellite Clinics
Yes
Yes
Pediatric/Adult 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)
Yes
2023
2021

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2022

Director's Description

The Phoenix Children's Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center provides comprehensive and continuous care to teen and adult patients living with congenital heart disease. Based out of one of the largest children's hospitals in the United States, we are the only ACHA Accredited Comprehensive Care Center in Arizona. Our services include cardiac imaging (including CT and MRI), pacemaker and electrophysiology services, pulmonary hypertension
treatment, cardiac catheterization, and congenital heart surgery. Our interventional cardiology team is at the forefront of catheter based valve replacements. We also work closely with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine teams at neighboring institutions to provide comprehensive pregnancy care to women with congenital and acquired cardiac diseases. Our ACHD team frequently hosts rotating students, residents, and cardiology fellows.

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