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Transitional Care Program for Adolescents/Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease


The Department of Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Transitional Care Program for Adolescents/Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

The Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

The Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center is the first and one of the largest facilities of its kind in the United States. The Center is a national and international tertiary care resource that provides services to the growing number of patients with congenital heart disease who reach adulthood. In addition to its emphasis on the highest quality of patient care, the Center is a major training and research facility for medical and pediatric house officers, medical and pediatric cardiologists, and visiting cardiologists from the United States and abroad.

We offer an advanced fellowship for cardiologists with a career interest in congenital heart disease in adults. The Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center Faculty and Staff are specially trained in adult congenital heart disease with a diversity of expertise in areas including echocardiography, interventional cardiac catheterization, interventional electrophysiology, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac imaging, and complex congenital heart disease.

For further information regarding the Center, please visit their website. http://www.uclahealth.org/ACHDC

Adolescent Transitional Care Program

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Adolescent/Young Adult Transitional Care Program, for Congenital Heart Disease.  The program is the combined efforts of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology and the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center.  Dr. Leigh Reardon and Mary M. Canobbio RN, MN are the program coordinators.

The purpose of the program is to prepare teens, young adults and their parents to move from pediatric to adult-based health care.

The program provides comprehensive treatment of adolescents with congenital heart disease, ages 15 to 20.  Services provided include clinical assessment of the adolescent's self-management skills, the development of an individualized transitional plan of care.  We also provide patient and parent education sessions and counseling.  Additionally a number of non-cardiac services have been added such as adolescent gynecologic services which will include contraceptive counseling. 

For information and referrals contact Mary Canobbio at (310) 825-3091 or mcanobbi@sonnet.ucla.edu.

Telephone Number

(310) 825-0867 General information and referral
(310) 825-3091 Adolescent Transitional Care Program, call Mary Canobbio, RN



Director Specialty
Reardon, Leigh Christopher MD General Internal Medicine; Pediatric Cardiology

Aboulhosn, Jamil MD Cardiology / Cardiovascular Disease
Levi, Daniel MD Pediatric Cardiology
Shannon, Kevin MD Pediatric Cardiology
Sklansky, Mark MD Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatrics

Director: Leigh Reardon, MD

Program Coordinator: Mary Canobbio, RN, MN