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Meet the team members of the Heart Institute's Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Gary D. Webb, MD Director, Cincinnati Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Director, Cincinnati Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Gary D. Webb, MD, is a professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is director of the Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Heart Institute.
After receiving a BSC and MDCM from McGill University in Montréal, Québec, he went on to intern at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal, and then to training in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Toronto. After 8 years as chief of cardiology at the Wellesley Hospital in Toronto, he moved back to Toronto General Hospital.
Beginning in 1980, he was co-director and then director of the Toronto Congenital Cardiac Center for Adults. For several years, he directed the adult cardiology training program at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both internal medicine and cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a life member of the European Society of Cardiology.
In 2004, he relocated to Philadelphia, serving as director of the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, he took up his current position at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Knowles R, Veldtman G, Hickey EJ, Bradley T, Gengsakul A, Webb GD, Williams WG, McCrindle BW. Functional Health Status of Adults with Tetralogy of Fallot: Marched Comparison with Healthy Siblings. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul;94(1):124-32.
Webb G. The long road to better ACHD care. Congenital Heart Dis. 2010 May-Jun;5(3):198-205.
Khairy P, Aboulhosn J, Gurvitz MZ, Opotowsky AR, Mongeon FP, Kay J, Valente AM, Earing MG, Lui G, Gersony DR, Cook S, Ting JG, Nickolaus MJ, Webb G, Landzberg MJ, Broberg CS; Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology (AARCC). Arrhythmia burden in adults with surgically repaired tetralogy of Fallot: a multi-institutional study. Circulation. 2010 Aug 31;122(9):868-75.
Valente AM, Bhatt AB, Cook S, Earing MG, Gersony DR, Aboulhosn J, Opotowsky AR, Lui G, Gurvitz M, Graham D, Fernandes SM, Khairy P, Webb G, Gerhard-Herman M, Landzberg MJ; AARCC (Alliance for Adult Research in Congenital Cardiology) Investigators. The CALF (Congenital Heart Disease in Adults Lower Extremity Systemic Venous Health in Fontan Patients) study. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jul 6;56(2):144-50.
Silversides CK, Kiess M, Beauchesne L, Bradley T, Connelly M, Niwa K, Mulder B, Webb G, Colman J, Therrien J. Canadian Cardiovascular Society 2009 Consensus Conference on the management of adults with congenital heart disease: outflow tract obstruction, coarctation of the aorta, tetralogy of Fallot, Ebstein anomaly and Marfan's syndrome. Can J Cardiol. 2010 Mar;26(3):e80-97.
Apitz C, Webb GD, Redington AN. Tetralogy of Fallot. Lancet. 2009 Oct;374(9699):1462-71.
Opotowsky AR, Siddiqi OK, Webb, GD. Trends in hospitalizations for adults with congenital heart disease in the US. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jul;54(5):460-7.
Schwerzmann M, Salehian O, Harris L, Siu SC, Williams WG, Webb GD, Colman JM, Redington A, Silversides CK. Ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death in adults after a Mustard operations for transposition of the great arteries. Eur Heart J. 2009 Aug;30(15):1873-9.
Hickey EJ, Veldtman G, Bradley TJ, Gengsakul A, Manlhiot C, Williams WG, Webb GD, McCrindle BW. Late risk of outcomes for adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot from an inception cohort spanning four decades. European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery. 2009 Jan;35(1):156-64.
Tzemos N, Silversides CK, Colman JM, Therrien J, Webb, GD, Mason J, Cocoara E, Sermer M, Siu SC. Late cardiac outcomes after pregnancy in women with congenital aortic stenosis. American Heart Journal. 2009;157(3):474-480.
Christopher P. Learn, MD
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
UC Department of Internal Medicine
Adolescent and adult congenital heart disease; non-invasive cardiovascular imaging
MD: Boston University, Boston, MA, 2003.
Residency: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 2007.
Fellowship: Cardiovascular Medicine, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, 2012. Pediatric Cardiology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2012.
Certification: Internal Medicine, 2008; General Pediatrics, 2008; Pediatric Cardiology, 2012; (Adult) Cardiovascular Medicine, 2013; National Board of Echocardiography ASCeXAM, 2013; Diplomate - Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography.
Learn CP, Holzer RJ, Daniels CJ, Torres AJ, Vincent JA, Moore JW, Armsby LB, Landzberg MJ, Bergensen L. Adverse events rates and risk factors in adults undergoing cardiac catheterization at pediatric hospitals — results from the C3PO. Catheter Cardiovasc Inerv. 2013 May;81(6):997-1005.
Learn C, Phillips A, Chisolm J, Hill S, Cheatham J, Winch P, Galantowicz M, Holzer R. Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and multifocal pulmonary blood supply: does an intensive interventional approach improve the outcome? Congenit Heart Dis. 2012 Mar-Apr;7(2):111-21.
Learn CP, Yates AR, Nicholson L, Milton K, Lloyd E, Cua CL. Tissue Doppler measurements correlate with central venous pressure in pediatric patients after cardiac surgery. ASAIO J. 2010 Jul-Aug;56(4):377-82.
Abigail Nye, MD Director, Transition Medicine Team
Director, Transition Medicine Team
Transition Medicine; caring for patients with complex medical problems as they approach and move into adulthood
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 2003.
Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at University Hospital of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati, OH, 2007-2011.
Post-Residency Training: Fellowship, Transition Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children's, 2011-2012
Jennifer M. Shoreman, MD
BS: Genetics, The University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lawrence, KS, 2002.
MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2007.
Residency: Medicine / Pediatrics Residency Program, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2011.
Fellowship: Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Indiana University School of Medicine, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indianapolis, IN, 2012.
Gruschen R. Veldtman, FRCP, MBChB Director of Inpatient ACHD Services, Heart Institute
Director of Inpatient ACHD Services, Heart Institute
Spectrum of adult congenital heart disease: the Fontan circulation; interventional cardiology; pregnancy cardiology; pulmonary hypertension in congenital heart disease
Gruschen R. Veldtman, FRCP, MBChB, is newly appointed in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. His major achievement has been the establishment of patient and science centered clinical programs that serve adult patients with various complexity of congenital heart conditions. His major academic contributions have been in the field of liver disease as it relates to the Fontan circulation.
General Paediatrics and Neonates, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, 1995.
Paediatric Cardiology, Leeds General Infirmary, 1999.
Fellowship: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Toronto 2000.
Research Fellowship: Hospital For Sick Children Toronto, 2001.
Fellowship: Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Mayo Clinic, 2002.
Fellowship: Paediatric Interventional Cardiology, 2003.
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