University Hospitals Adult Congenital Heart Program

Cleveland, OH — (216) 286-2243

There are board certified ACHD physicians at this location.

UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital - Zagara Specialty Clinic
2101 Adelbert Road, Suite #170
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

(216) 286-2243
(216) 844-3437
(216) 844-6081
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University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Adult Hospital
UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hospital
UH Ahuja Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University

Clinic Staffing

Medical Director

Philip Barger, MD, MSc Professional ACHA Member

Administrative Program Director/Manager

Marion Keefe
Administrative Coordinator

1 Additional Cardiologists attend Clinic

Martin Bocks MD Professional ACHA Member
ACHD, Ped Card

Nursing & Other Staff

Debbie Durdella, CNP ACHD Nurse Practitioner
Carrie Edelstein, LISW -S Pediatric and Adult Congenital Social Worker
Juli Kim BSN, RN
Marion Keefe ACHD Program Coordinator

Care Setting

UH Cleveland Medical Center
UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
UH Ahuja Medical Center
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Pediatric/Adult Hospital
Yes - at age 17
Yes, weekly

Training & Research

Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Peds) , Formal ACHD rotation for general cardiology fellows (in Adult) Individualized long-term mentoring (or informal ACHD fellowship)

Satellite Clinics

Data valid at 2022

Director's Description

The University Hospitals Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program provides multidisciplinary comprehensive care for adults living with congenital heart disease. Our program is a collaboration between Rainbow Babies & Children’s and the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute offering seamless transition of care between pediatric and adult services for our congenital heart patients. We care for over 500 patients with various forms of repaired and unrepaired congenital heart disease.

Our medical team is comprised of board certified cardiologists with training in Pediatric Cardiology, Adult Congenital Cardiology, and Adult Cardiology. We also have advanced practice care providers and nurses dedicated to the care of adult congenital patients. Our surgical team brings decades of experience in treating adult patients with congenital heart disease, including the most complex forms.

Our goal is to provide high quality and compassionate medical care for all patients, to provide on-going and lifelong education for patients and medical professionals, and to carry out research that will ultimately help to improve the quality of life for the ACHD population.