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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program

If you were born with heart disease, Vanderbilt Health knows how to care for your unique heart. Our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program is one of the most experienced programs in the region and recognized as a comprehensive care center by the Adult Congenital Heart Association. We have the experts to provide you with comprehensive care to help you live a healthy, active life.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all congenital heart conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Benjamin F. Byrd

Benjamin F. ByrdIII, MD

    Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiac Imaging, Cardiovascular Medicine, Coronary Heart Disease, General Cardiology, Heart Valve Diseases
Frank A. Fish

Frank A. FishMD

    Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Medicine, Congenital Heart Disease, Electrophysiology/ Arrhythmia/ Palpitations, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Inherited Cardiovascular Disease-Genetics
Benjamin P. Frischhertz

Benjamin P. FrischhertzMD

    Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Aortic Center, Cardiovascular Medicine, Complex Single Ventricle Conditions, Congenital Heart Disease, General Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology
Kathryn Lindley

Kathryn LindleyMD, FACC

    Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Medicine, Congenital Heart Disease, Hypertension, Maternal Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy, Preventive Cardiology
Jonathan N. Menachem

Jonathan N. MenachemMD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Robert N. Piana

Robert N. PianaMD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Inherited Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Disease
David P. Bichell

David P. BichellMD

    Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease, Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Karla G. Christian

Karla G. ChristianMD

    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Heart Transplant, Pediatric Surgery
Anna C. Peek

Anna C. PeekNP

    Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Medicine, General Cardiology

Why Choose Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Vanderbilt

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on healthcare quality.  Our program is recognized as a comprehensive care center by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA).

  • first aid kit, cross, Specialized care
    Specialized experts

    Our cardiologists are trained and board-certified in adult congenital heart disease. They collaborate with electrophysiologists, interventional cardiologists, heart transplant surgeons and other experts to provide all of your specialized care.

  • data content, blocks, cubes, long-term care, transition, plan
    Comprehensive, long-term care

    We are with you for life. We personalize your care every step of the way. From routine clinic visits for cardiac monitoring and medical management, to interventional procedures, to surgery, we want you to enjoy optimal heart health.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

  • clipboard, graph, Seamless care
    Seamless care, pediatrics to adult

    Our team works closely with your doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to help you transition from pediatric care to adult care. We work with your doctors to create a care plan that meets your unique health goals and needs.

  • lightning bolt, Innovation, advanced

    We offer you the most advanced procedures for repairing heart valves or other heart defects. We are the only program in Tennessee and one of few in the Southeast to routinely perform complex catheter ablation to treat arrhythmias in adults with congenital heart disease. Many of these procedures are not available at other medical centers in the region. We also are a leader in implanting pacemakers and defibrillators in patients with complex heart defects.

  • medical bag, case, cross, Experienced doctors
    Access to transplant

    If heart or multi-organ transplant is the next step in your care, you’re already at the right place. Vanderbilt Health is one of the top heart transplant programs in the world, providing patients with outstanding outcomes and access to innovative new research and treatments.

  • compass, Patient care coordinators
    Pregnancy management

    Our adult congenital heart disease specialists work alongside maternal-fetal medicine specialists to help manage your pregnancy and plan your delivery. We also offer family planning and prenatal counseling.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:


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