Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) Fellowship Program

Curt Daniels, MD
Program Director
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Email: Curt.Daniels@NationwideChildrens.org
Phone: (614) 722-5622

Megan Burke
Program Coordinator
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Email: Megan.Burke@NationwideChildrens.org
Phone: (614) 722-5646
Fax: (614) 722-5638

The Schooler Family Foundation's Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) Fellowship Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University is a fully-funded, 24 month ACHD training program for those interested in a cardiovascular career specializing in the care of adults with congenital heart disease. We accept one fellow each academic year for 24 months of training.

Cardiovascular fellows completing either internal medicine or pediatric cardiology are eligible to apply. The training program is specifically designed to follow and meet proposed guidelines for subspecialty ACHD training. The Schooler Fellow will train within the Heart Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University as part of the Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) Program. The COACH program medical staff includes ACHD trained attendings, APNs, RNs, office staff, research coordinators and ACHD fellows. The COACH program provides world class, state of the art care for the ACHD patient in interventional procedures, surgical therapy, electrophysiology, advanced cardiac imaging with cardiac MRI/CT, and heart failure/transplant.

The Schooler Fellows will be expected to perform meaningful ACHD research as part of the ACHD research team.

Adult Congenital Heart Association Lobby Day

Nearly 80 advocates, including members from the Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, gathered in Washington, D.C., for Lobby Day to help drive and lead the long-term care and awareness of congenital heart disease. Hosted by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and Mended LittleHearts (MLH), this annual event brings together patients, family members, medical professionals, and supporters from across the country to connect with more than 100 legislative offices.

Key focus areas directed towards lawmakers included:

  • Provide funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support data collection to better understand the prevalence and assess the public health impact of congenital heart disease.
  • Support the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s efforts to expand research to target the diverse lifelong needs of individuals living with congenital heart disease.
  • Join the Congenital Heart Caucus.

Additionally, COACH program members met with Senator Sherrod Brown (OH-Democrat), who supports the above legislation. Members who met with the senator and are featured in the Adult Congenital Heart Association Lobby Day video include Curt Daniels, MD, Director of the COACH Program, Marc Cribbs, MD, The Schooler Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellow, Chris Learn, MD, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellow  and Patty Woods, APN, Nurse Coordinator.

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