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For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call The Heart Program at Miami Children's Hospital (305) 662-8301.

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The growing population of adults with congenital heart disease is provided specialized care by Congenital Cardiologists and Advanced Practice Nurses. Social Work and in-patient Psychologist assistance is provided for support, career counseling and potential medical coverage concerns.
The Adult Congenital Heart Program at Miami Children’s Hospital serves the ever-growing population of adults with congenital heart disease. Some of these patients with congenital heart defects were treated as children at Miami Children’s Hospital and continue in the care of the program for ongoing assessment and management. Others come to us as new patients or as adults with congenital heart defects seeking ongoing care. The Adult Congenital Heart Program includes a comprehensive team, including cardiologists, cardiac imaging experts, cardiac interventionists, cardiac electrophysiology specialists, cardiac intensivists and cardiac surgeons.
Cardiac services available for adult congenital heart disease include:
  • Imaging
    • Echocardiography
      Dr. Elizabeth Welch
      Dr. Juan Carlos Muñiz
      Dr. Leo Lopez
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
      Dr. Juan Carlos Muñiz
    • Computerized tomography
    • Fetal echocardiography
      Dr. Elizabeth Welch
  • Surgical intervention
    Dr. Redmond P. Burke
    Dr. Robert L. Hannan
  • Cardiac catheterization:
    Dr. John Rhodes
    Dr. Danyal Khan 
    • Diagnostic and interventional, therapeutic cardiac catheterizations for correction or palliation of lesions
  • Electrophysiology cardiac catheterization
    Dr. Steven B. Fishberger
    Dr. Ron Kanter 
    • Diagnosis and treatment of cardiac rhythm disturbances
    • Pacemaker and Implanted Internal Defibrillator therapy
  • Exercise physiology testing/stress test lab
    Dr. Richard Zakheim
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
    Dr. Anthony F. Rossi
    Dr. Juan Bolivar
    Dr. Manuel Soler
    Dr. Jason Katz
    Dr. Plato Alexander
  • NeuroCardiac and Development Program
    Dr. Gil Wernovsky
    Dr. Nancy Dobrolet
    Dr. Ann Hyslop (Neurology)
    Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Nutritional Services – Melissa Li, RD
  • Social Work Services
    Denise Valor, MSW

Location Miami Children's Hospital
The Heart Program
Cardiology - - AMB Building 2nd Floor
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33155
Appointments Miami Children's Hospital:
305 662 - 8301 (Option 1)
Toll Free: 800 432-6837, Ext. 4347
Fax: 305 662-8304 
Consultants Dr. Richard M. Zakheim, Co-Director Adult Congenital Heart Clinic

Dr. John Rhodes, Co-Director Adult Congenital Heart Clinic, Chief, Cardiology Program and Cardiac Catheterization

Jo Ann Nieves MSN, CPN, ARNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner
Clinic days Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at Miami Children's Hospital
Clinic function Assessment, management and education of adults with known or suspected heart disease.

Patients transitioned from the pediatric clinic into the adult congenital heart clinic by 17-18 years of age.

For more information or to schedule appointments, please call The Heart Program at Miami Children's Hospital (305) 662-8301.

To learn more about Adult Congenital Heart Disease visit:

    • Website for adults with congenital heart disease association. Excellent resource for information, newsletter, maps to locate adult congenital programs throughout USA. Peer reviewed by physicians & nurses
    • Website of the American Heart Association. Diagrams, English & Spanish
    • Information for children & adults with congenital heart disease.
    • Web site for the Miami Children's Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Surgery program. Our program statistics, links to other sites.

Additional Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery Resources
Advanced Pediatric Cardiovascular Techniques
CICU: Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Cardiac Prenatal Program
Heart Program Patient Letters
The Heart Program Success Stories
Heart Catheterization Procedure & Interventional Program
The Heart Program