Division of Cardiology

Cardiology Awarded ACHA Actelion Training Grant

Montefiore Health System CHAM Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx NY
The ACHD Program is a unique collaboration between adult medicine and pediatrics at Montefiore Health System.

The Divisions of Cardiology (Medicine and Pediatrics) have been chosen to receive a national Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) Actelion Training Award/Grant to develop an Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) fellowship at Montefiore/CHAM.

Montefiore Einstein was one of two institutions chosen to receive this award, which provides support for the development of new and emerging ACHD training programs.

"Over the last few years, we have developed an ACHD program which is clearly being looked upon as a growing program of national standing, and this award is testament to that," said Dr. Ali Zaidi, Director of the ACHD Program. "It's a remarkable achievement for our program and institution."

Dr. Syed Ali Zaidi Cardiology Montefiore Health System CHAM Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx NY
Ali Zaidi, MD

Congenital heart disease (CHD) represents a medical challenge that spans the life of a patient from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. ACHD is a field that bridges pediatrics with adult medicine, with several avenues of cross-collaboration at Montefiore Einstein. Dr. Zaidi, who joined the Division of Cardiology in 2014, brings unique expertise as the only physician in the tri-state area exclusively trained in pediatric cardiology, adult cardiovascular disease, and ACHD. He is Director of the Montefiore Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program (MAtCH), which provides specialized support and long-term cardiac care to aid adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease in the challenging transition from adolescence to adulthood.

This award establishes Montefiore Einstein as the first institution in New York to have a dedicated, accredited ACHD fellowship program.

Published January 10, 2016 

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