Care of Congenital Heart Disease Patients: Looking toward the Future

February 16, 2022


Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.

Target Audience

Physicians, Advance Practice Professionals, Nurses, Ancillary Staff, Medical Students (Rotating), Non-Medical Students (Rotating), and Healthcare Administrators.

Learning Objectives

  • Review neonatal coarctation of the aorta and d-TGA along with surgical palliation.
  • Discuss the prevalence of PDA in premature infants and new transcatheter options for closure.
  • Demonstrate the impact of surgical/interventional collaboration to enhance care options for patients with congenital heart disease.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­B
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/16/2022 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
02/16/2022 - 1:00pm CST

Elizabeth Stephens, MD, PhD
Cardiovascular Surgeon, Mayo Clinic

Elizabeth H. Stephens, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Surgery in Cardiovascular Surgery specializing in congenital cardiac surgery. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and Ph.D in Bioengineering from Rice University focusing on tissue engineering heart valves. Her adult cardiothoracic training was completed at Columbia University and congenital training at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. Her clinical areas of expertise include the treatment of:

  • Neonates, infants, and children with complex congenital heart disease
  • Adult patients with congenital heart disease, including patients previously repaired
  • Valve disease, including Ebstein's anomaly
  • Pediatric patients with heart failure, including mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation
  • Patients with vascular rings and tracheal stenosis

In addition to her clinical areas of expertise, Dr. Stephens is active in outcomes research relative to congenital heart disease and is extensively published on various cardiac surgery conditions. She has a particular interest in education, including serving on national committees and mentoring trainees of all levels.

Full biography

Jason Anderson, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic

Jason H. Anderson, M.D., is a Pediatric Cardiologist with subspecialty expertise in Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiology. His clinic focus encompasses the following areas:

  • Transcatheter valve replacements including tricuspid valve and pulmonary valve replacements in prior bioprosthetic valves and native implantation.
  • Advanced techniques for percutaneous device closure of PFOs, ASDs, and VSDs (including device modification for utilization in infants and small children when medically necessary).
  • Multi-modality diagnostic and interventional management of single ventricle physiology including stent implantation / angioplasty of cavopulmonary and Fontan pathway connections, embolization of collateral vessels, and transcatheter liver biopsy.
  • Percutaneous palliation of ductal dependent physiology via PDA stent implantation
  • Echocardiography (including intracardiac, transthoracic, transesophageal, and fetal)

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Anderson is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. He serves on a national level as a member of the Congenital Heart Disease Council for the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI).

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Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose:

  • Jason Anderson, MD - Speaker
  • Elizabeth Stephens, MD, PhD - Speaker

CME Committee

  • No member of the Mary Greeley Medical Center CME Committee who planned this activity has any financial relationship to disclose relating to the content. 

This program is supported by gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic, Availa Bank, and Green Hills Health Care Center. The content and selection of speaker(s) is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center for Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the sponsors of this program.


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AOA Category 1­B


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