Congenital Heart Disease Multidisciplinary Team


The University of Chicago Medicine Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program (ACHD) requires a team of experts from several areas, including cardiology, cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiology, radiology and obstetrics and gynecology, who specialize in diagnosing and treating congenital cardiac conditions. With our unparalleled ACHD training and experience, you can trust that your care is our priority. And because your specialists will meet regularly to discuss any developments in your condition, you will always receive the customized treatment plan you deserve.

Our APPs

  • Rachel Barsella, DNP


  • Ruth Howley, MSN

Other members of our team include experts from:

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Heart failure and transplant

Telemedicine at UChicago Medicine

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Schedule a Video Visit

For your convenience and safety, we offer secure and easy virtual visits for most non-urgent visit types. Our care providers can assess your symptoms, make a diagnosis, recommend treatment and send prescriptions to your pharmacy.

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Get a Second Opinion Online

Whether you are facing a complex health issue or difficult treatment decision, getting a second opinion can help you make an informed decision about your care. Get an online second opinion from one of our experts without having to leave home.

Request an Appointment

The information you provide will enable us to assist you as efficiently as possible. A representative will contact you within one to two business days to help you schedule an appointment.

You can also make an appointment with our providers by:

Scheduling a virtual video visit to see a provider from the comfort of your home

Requesting an online second opinion from our specialists

To speak to someone directly, please call 773-702-9461. If you have symptoms of an urgent nature, please call your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately.


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