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Dear colleagues and friends:
As many of you know, the Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) and Pulmonary Hypertension (PHT) program was created in 1990 and began accepting patients in 1992. It was formed in response to the highly specialized needs of a rapidly expanding patient population: Adults with Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD). As we expected, the number of patients and families cared for by BACH has grown and grown, and thankfully, so has our team.
Dedicated to being a partner of choice to local, regional, national and international clinicians, our current caregiver group consists of full time staff cardiologists, additional dedicated staff cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, mid-level practitioners, dedicated fellows, and two administrators.
Michael Landzberg, MD, Director, BACH Program
Anne Marie Valente, MD: Out Patient Director, BACH
Michael Singh, MD: Inpatient Director, BACH
Michelle Gurvitz, MD
Mary Mullen, MD, PhD
Alexander Opotowsky, MD, MPH, MMsc
Keri Shafer, MD
Laurence Sloss, MD
Fred Wu, MD
BACH Interventional/EP staff:
Diego Porras, MD
James Lock, MD
Edward Walsh, MD
Dominic Abrams, MD
Mark Alexander, MD
Douglas Mah, MD
Elizabeth DeWitt, MD
John Triedman, MD
Pedro del Nido, MD, Chair, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Sitaram Emani, MD
Francis Fynn-Thompson, MD
John Mayer, MD
Jorge D. Salazar, MD
Prem Shekar, MD
Steve Singh, MD
Dorothy (Disty) Pearson, PA-C
Caitlyn O'Brien-Joyce, PA-C
Nancy Barker, PA-C
William M. Kerr, BSN, RN
We welcome you and your patients to the BACH program. We look forward to partnering with you to provide the highest level of care and education for your patients.
The BACH Team
If you're interested in learning more about the care of ACHD patients, please attend our CME course or contact us for questions.
The advanced fellowship program in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and pulmonary hypertension is a two-year multi-institutional program at Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. The program accepts 2 fellows each year. This program places candidates on a career pathway that gives them a solid foundation and accomplishment for program building and leadership in the field of ACHD. The ACGME approved ACHD fellowship is designed as a two-year curriculum and meets the requirements set forth by the ABIM and ABMS to allow fellows to be Board-eligible for ACHD specialty certification. The goal of the fellowship is to train leaders in the field of adult congenital heart disease, with an emphasis on clinical excellence, innovative research, and education. The clinical program includes training in outpatient and inpatient care with collaboration of multidisciplinary programs including pulmonary vascular disease, advanced heart failure, aortic conditions and connective tissue disorders, electrophysiology, exercise physiology, cardiac imaging, interventional cardiology, quality initiatives and pregnancy and cardiovascular disease. Fellows actively participate in dedicated conferences to discuss management issues in ACHD patients. To apply to the ACHD senior fellowship program, you may download application here.
Tel: (617) 355-6508; e-Fax: (617) 730 7540
To apply to our fellowship program, you will need to submit an application.
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