Scott E. Klewer, MD
Scott Klewer, MD, professor of pediatrics in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, Sarver Heart Center’s Peggy M. Barrett Endowed Chair for Congenital Heart Disease in Adults, is a member of the national medical advisory board for the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA).
ACHA connects college health professionals to promote healthy communities and individuals. “This is a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with others around the country who are working to improve care for adults with congenital heart disease and incorporating care for these patients into the education programs for cardiologists who work with adults,” says Dr. Klewer.
A generation ago, few children born with congenital heart disease lived to adult age, so adult cardiologists had little need to study congenital heart conditions. Today, the population of adults living with congenital heart disease is expanding. Dr. Klewer’s goals are to provide quality care for patients as they transition from pediatrics to adult care, and increase education and training about moderate to complex congenital heart problems to cardiologists.