The Center for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) at Washington University School of Medicine was founded in 1992 by Dr. Philip Ludbrook. The ACHD Program provides care for adults with congenital heart defects from across the Midwest region.

Clinical expertise

The ACHD program is supported by an extensive network of collaborative services, including cardiothoracic surgery programs in both adult and pediatric cardiac disease, electrophysiology and arrhythmia diagnosis/management, interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic radiology, including MRI, CT, and PET/CT, high risk obstetrics/maternal cardiology, pulmonary hypertension, as well as cardiac and multi-organ transplantation and other advanced therapies.

Physicians from the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program treat congenital cardiac conditions in patients who have been repaired as children or adolescents, patients with unrepaired defects and newly diagnosed or suspicion of defects that do not present themselves until adulthood.

Clinical affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Center for Advanced Medicine
  • Heart Care Institute

Contact Information

Referring Physicians: 314-362-1291
Patients: 314-362-1291 or 888-210-8375

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital