Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease

  • Meet the Team

    Meet the team members of the Heart Institute's Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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    Director

    A photo of Gary Webb.

    Gary D. Webb, MD
    Director, Cincinnati Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

    513-803-1777

    gary.webb@cchmc.org

    Gary D. Webb, MD

    Director, Cincinnati Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-1777

    Fax: 513-803-1778

    Email: gary.webb@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Adult congenital heart disease and Marfan syndrome

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: McGill University, Montréal, Québec, 1967.

    Residency: Internal medicine and cardiology, University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario, Canada.

    Fellowship: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Cardiology), 1972;  Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Internal Medicine), 1972; Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, 1976.  

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    Faculty

    Christopher P. Learn, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    UC Department of Internal Medicine

    Phone: 513-803-2243

    Email: christopher.learn@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Adolescent and adult congenital heart disease; non-invasive cardiovascular imaging

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    A photo of Abigail Nye.

    Abigail Nye, MD
    Director, Transition Medicine Team

    513-803-4348

    abigail.nye@cchmc.org

    Abigail Nye , MD

    Director, Transition Medicine Team

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4348

    Email: abigail.nye@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Transition Medicine; caring for patients with complex medical problems as they approach and move into adulthood

    Education and Training

    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

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4348

    Email: jennifer.shoreman@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    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.

    A photo of Gruschen R. Veldtman.

    Gruschen R. Veldtman, FRCP, MBChB
    Director of Inpatient ACHD Services, Heart Institute

    513-636-4432

    gruschen.veldtman@cchmc.org

    Gruschen R. Veldtman, FRCP, MBChB

    Director of Inpatient ACHD Services, Heart Institute

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4432

    Email: gruschen.veldtman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Spectrum of adult congenital heart disease: the Fontan circulation; interventional cardiology; pregnancy cardiology; pulmonary hypertension in congenital heart disease

    Biography

    Gruschen R. Veldtman, FRCP, MBChB, is 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.

    Education and Training

    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.