News from Emory’s Adult Congenital Heart Center

News from Emory’s Adult Congenital Heart Center

Dr. Wendy BookEmory’s Adult Congenital Heart (EACH) Center was selected as one of 5 centers in the US to participate in an academic-community collaborative education program. The program, called the Provider Action for Treating Congenital Hearts, or PATCH, was designed in collaboration with the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and the American College of Cardiology’s Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology (ACPC) Section to address the challenges faced by pediatric and adult cardiology community as more and more patients with congenital heart defects look to them for care.

The program provides a significant opportunity for Emory’s Adult Congenital Heart Center, led by Dr. Wendy Book (Medical Director), Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia ACC and the community. With collaborative efforts from the SIBLEY Heart with a special thanks to the hard work of Dr. Robert Vincent (GA ACC, Sibley Heart) and Dr. Michael McConnell.

You may find more information about the PATCH program and the ACHA in our related resources area below.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Committees

Dr. Wendy Book, Medical Director of Emory’s Adult Congenital Heart Center and cardiologist at Emory University Hospital Midtown, has been asked to serve on the Centers for Disease Control Expert Panel – “Adults with Congenital Heart Disease,” to help guide future public health research in the field of congenital heart disease. Dr. Book will join Dr. Michael McConnell, an Emory Clinic Pediatrician, who also serves on the steering committee.

This is not the first time Dr. Wendy Book has been asked to provide her expertise through CDC programs and events. Dr. Book also serves as a member of Georgia’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee with the CDC. The mission of this committee is to identify and review pregnancy-associated deaths in Georgia and to develop interventions that may reduce maternal deaths.

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  • Delia B.

    Congratulations to Dr. Book. She is my ACHD cardiologist and I know that she is one of the best. I trust her with my life!