Who We Are: The ACHD Learning Center Editorial Board Members


 Bouma, Berto

bouma-bertoBerto Bouma, MD, PhD, is senior cardiologist specialized in Congenital Cardiology in adult patients and valvular heart disease in the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His thesis was on clinical decision making in aortic stenosis. He is the current chairmen of the Dutch Working group on Echocardiography and active member of the national working group on Congenital Heart Disease in Adults. He participates in several research projects.


Carazo, Matthew

Carazo_MatthewDr. Matthew Carazo is a current senior fellow in adult congenital heart disease at Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) Service, a joint collaboration between Boston Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA). A native Kansan, Dr. Carazo received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He then completed internal medicine residency and a clinical fellowship in advanced heart failure at New York University (New York, NY). He then went on to train in cardiovascular disease at Drexel University/Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) before joining the BACH program.


Ito, Seiji

Provider Photo ShootSeiji Ito is a staff ACHD cardiologist and pediatric cardiologist at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. He received medical degree from Ehime University, Ehime Japan, in 2004. He worked in Okinawa Chubu Hospital and US Naval Hospital Yokosuka in Japan, then he completed further training in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at University of Missouri Kansas City, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at New York University in New York City, and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship at University of Washington in Seattle. He joined Washington Adult Congenital Heart program at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC in 2015. His primary interest includes care of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease, care of patients with congenital heart disease and pregnancy, and cardiac MRI in adult congenital heart disease.


Moore, Jeremy

J MooreJeremy P. Moore MD MS FHRS is the Director of Clinical Research and faculty in Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Moore received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 2003. He completed residency and fellowship at UCLA before pursuing his subspecialty training in Pediatric Electrophysiology at Vanderbilt University in 2009. Dr. Moore has been faculty at UCLA since 2010 and has since published numerous research manuscripts dealing with electrophysiologic aspects pertinent to congenital heart disease. Dr. Moore’s primary interest is the study of mechanisms of arrhythmia, and the development of novel electrophysiologic techniques for management of the adult patient with congenital heart disease.


Moons, Phillip

moons picDr. Philip Moons is professor in nursing science at the Center for Health Services and Nursing Research of the KU Leuven – University of Leuven, Belgium. He is mainly involved in outcome research in congenital heart disease, and developed and implemented the role of advanced practice nurse in the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program of the University Hospitals of Leuven. His research spearhead is ‘Transition and care’. For his work, Philip Moons received Martha N. Hill New Investigators Award 2004 from the American Heart Association and the Atie Immink New Investigators Award 2008 from the European Society of Cardiology. He is fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA), the European Society of Cardiology (NFESC), and the European Academy of Nursing Science (FEANS). full CV: http://perswww.kuleuven.be/philip_moons


Oechslin, Erwin

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Dr. Erwin Oechslin is Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, located at the Peter Munk Cardiac Center, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Erwin Oechslin was born in Einsiedeln (Switzerland) and graduated from the University of Zurich. After completion of his training in internal medicine and adult cardiology, he dedicated his education to congenital heart disease, which included one year training in pediatric cardiology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Zurich (Switzerland) and a two-year fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease under the supervision of Dr. Gary Webb, Toronto.  He returned to the University of Hospital of Zurich in 1998 and restructured the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.

He moved to Toronto, Canada, in 2006 and succeeded Dr. Gary Webb as Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program.  He holds the Bitove Family Professorship of Adult Congenital Heart Disease and serves as staff physician in the echo laboratory. He is President of the International Society of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (www.isachd.org) and Past-President of the CACH Network (www.cachnet.ca). He is married to Doris and has three daughters.


Oliver, James

James Oliver head shotJames is a Consultant in Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, UK. He qualified from Birmingham, UK, in 1996 and trained in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Edinburgh from 2001 to 2006. He was awarded a PhD in 2007 from the University of Edinburgh. He trained in ACHD in Leeds and took up a substantive consultant post there in July 2013. He runs the pulmonary hypertension service for adults with congenital heart disease in Leeds and also contributes to the cardiac obstetric service. He is the Clinical Governance lead for the Congenital Cardiac service. He coordinates the delivery of the UK core curriculum in ACHD for Cardiology trainees in the region.


Pieper, Els

foto els picDr Els PG Pieper is since 20 years director of the adult congenital heart disease program in the University Medical Center, Groningen, the Netherlands. She was also untill 2013 medical director of the echocardiography department. Her main research interest is in pregnancy and heart disease. She is member of the task forces of the ESC that constructed guidelines for the management of pregnant women with heart disease and for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She is president of the Working Group on Adult Congenital Heart Disease of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and has a leading role in the organization of care for adults with congenital heart disease in the Netherlands. She has organized many courses and symposia in the Netherlands, both on echocardiography and on adult congenital heart disease, and has edited several books on these subjects. In addition to her work as cardiologist she is a skilled singer. She is married to Hans Hamer, a Dutch cardiologist.(P.G. Pieper, cardiologist;University Medical Centre Groningen;The Netherlands)


Singh, Harsimran

Harsimran S. Singh June 2012 PicDr. Harsimran Singh is an adult congenital heart disease specialist and interventional cardiologist at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, USA. Dr. Singh grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earning his undergraduate education in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his post-graduate training in medicine and cardiology at University of California, San Francisco and Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital. He trained in adult congenital heart disease and structural interventional cardiology in Canada at Toronto Congenital Cardiac Centre for Adults at Toronto General Hospital. He now heads the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program at Weill Cornell Medical College – New York Presbyterian Hospital as a clinical and interventional specialist. (Harsimran Sachdeva Singh, MD, MSc; Director, Cornell Center for Adult Congenital Heart Disease, New York Presbyterian Hospital Interventional Cardiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics,Weill Cornell Medical College)


Tobler, Daniel

toblerDr. Tobler attended medical school at University of Basel, Switzerland. He completed his cardiology training at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He did additional training in adult congenital heart disease at the University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada). Since 2010, he is a staff cardiologist in Basel, Switzerland and the head of the congenital heart disease program at the University Hospital in Basel. His areas of expertise include adult congenital heart disease, heart disease in pregnancy, and echocardiography.


Webb, Gary

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Dr. Gary Webb is Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and former Director of the Cincinnati Adult Congenital Heart Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  He is a consultant at Cincinnati, but works mainly on the ACHD Learning Center, the Cardiology Fellow Testing Center, the CHIP Network, and now the Pediatric Cardiac Learning Center.  Dr. Webb was born in Montreal, and graduated from McGill University Medical School. He was the director of the Toronto Congenital Cardiac Center for Adults from 1986-2004.  He was president of the Canadian Adult Congenital Heart Network from 1991-2005.  He was the founding president of the International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease.  He moved to the United States in 2004. He was at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 2004-2009. He is married, and has three children.


Windram, Jonathan


Dr Jonathan Windram is a staff Cardiologist at the Mazankowski Heart Institute in Alberta Canada. He specializes in Adult Congenital Cardiology and Obstetric Cardiology. He has a special interest in Cardiac Imaging having trained in both Echocardiography and Cardiac MRI. Originally from the United Kingdom, he trained in Adult Congenital Cardiology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham, UK), Toronto General Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, Canada).


5 thoughts on “Who We Are: The ACHD Learning Center Editorial Board Members

  1. This website is an excellent source for ACHD.I would recommend it for both trainees and general cardiologists.

  2. You are very difficult to contact. How do we reach you to set up a User Group for our fellowship program? The contact us function does not work and always says message failed.

    • I have completed your request. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.


  3. Dear Sir:
    We are a few cardiologist who are trained to take care of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. We have the expertise and the population of these patients in adult hood is growing by leaps and bounds. Unfortunately, in rural areas people like us are the one who can manage and if needed refer to tertiary center. The American Board of Internal Medicine’s move to introduce the ACHD Board exam to certify physicians in 2015 was an excellent idea. Unfortunately, the exam of 2015 was very poorly written with lot of irrelevant stuff we see in practice and there is no resource for review except the ACC study session at Heart House before the exam based on ACCSAP questions is of no major use. I would urge that a 3 to 3 1/2 day session of dedicated Board Review Course for any other discipline is held by experts who know the format of exam and give excellent review questions and guide us to answer questions as it is in ACC Cardiology/ Interventional Cardiology/ EP Board Review. The questions have huge stems which as so poorly set with a lot of irrelevant pediatric cardiology basic sciences which we do not see in practice unless is reviewed in these sessions.I would like you to take initiative in organizing this course at ANY COST and we are ready to pay. This Board Certification will help our reimbursement and also help us start train residents and fellows as I am faculty in School of Medicine where there is total lack of concept in Internal Medicine or Adult Cardiology Fellows and Faculty which we usually train and help see patients. Please help us. This exam is close to $3000 and there is no material dedicated material available and exam date is fast approaching. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.


    Adeeb Ahmed, MD, FACC
    Springfield Clinic Cardiology
    Springfield, Illinois

    • Thank you for your honest concern. I will forward this information on to Curt Daniels at Ohio State University who was part of the board development.

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