University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

There are now well over a million adults with congenital heart disease in the United States, surpassing the number of children with congenital heart disease. Advances in imaging and treatment have increased the life expectancy of patients with congenital heart disease, and many adult patients live healthy and full lives, with families of their own.
The UW Health Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program provides comprehensive, specialized care for adults living with congenital heart disease. Since 1990, our clinic has provided a smooth transition for children from pediatric cardiology to adult cardiology care with continuity of staff and facilities.
Many patients in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program require lifelong cardiac care. However, many practitioners rarely care for the complicated unique anatomy of their hearts and know the latest methods for follow-up and treatment for adults with congenital heart disease. Our specialists are familiar with the complex problems adults may face such as surgical revision, rhythm disturbances and exercise modifications. We work collaboratively to meet patients’ medical, surgical, obstetrical and social needs.

Program Providers

Ford Ballantyne III, MD
Heather Bartlett, MD
Jayme Frank, NP
John Hokanson, MD
Sherri Ruhland, RN
Briana Swanson, DNP

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Petros Anagnostopoulos, MD
Nilto DeOliveira, MD
Dean Demarais, PA
Kate Amond, NP
Kari Nelson, NP
Natasha Young, PA-C

Cardiovascular Imaging
Shardha Srinivasan, MD (Fetal and Cardiovascular)
Peter Rahko, MD
Chris Francois, MD

Nick Von Bergen, MD
Miguel Leal, MD

Interventional Cardiology
Luke Lamers, MD
Kurt Jacobson, MD