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The Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center FacultyMeet our Physicians (from left to Right, Dr. Jamil Aboulhosn, Pamela Miner, Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Leigh Reardon, Linda Houser, Nurse Practitioner and Dr. John Child, Emeritus).

Welcome to the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, the first and one of the largest facilities of its kind in the United States. Founded in 1980, 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, focused on preparing our next generation of adult congenital heart disease healthcare providers and advancing our understanding of the long-term issues and risks confronting adults with congenital heart disease.

The Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center provides state of the art care to adult patients with congenital heart disease.

 ACHDC In the News

In Memory of Dr. Joseph K. Perloff

Dr. Joseph K. PerloffIt is with great sorrow that we report to you that Professor Joseph K. Perloff, the founding Director of the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, passed away on the morning of August 18, 2014 at his home in Pacific Palisades, California. 

Dr. Perloff was born in New Orleans in December 1924,  graduated with an English Major from Tulane University in 1945, and, after serving in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre in World War II, enrolled in the Biological and Physical Sciences program at the University of Chicago, where he was fortunate to study with such renowned scientists as Enrico Fermi. He then took advantage of the GI Bill, and did his medical training at Louisiana State University, receiving his MD in 1951. 

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center in Joseph K. Perloff's memory.   


A memorial honoring Joseph K. Perloff, MD will be held on Sunday, 9/28/14 at 11am. For further details, please contact Yvonne Jose at 310-825-2019 or yjose@mednet.ucla.edu




  • Consultative -- outpatient and inpatient
  • Access to affiliated consultants in related fields
  • Comprehensive diagnostic facilities
  • Comprehensive cardiac and medical management
  • Therapeutic interventional cardiac catheterization and electrophysiological facilities
  • Obstetric and gynecologic consultation and management
  • Surgical and peri-operative management
  • Heart, lung and heart/lung transplantation
  • Psychological support
  • Adolescent/Young Adult Transitional Care for Congenital Heart Disease
  • Fetal and Pediatric Cardiology

Patients may be referred by their physicians or make an appointment on their own.

To schedule an appointment with the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, please call (310) 825-9011, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic
UCLA-Cardiovascular Center
100 Medical Plaza, Suite 630 East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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