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PHA's Scientific Leadership Council identified several questions to assist patients in identifying a PH specialist for their care. The answers below were provided by doctors to help patients assess their qualifications. PHA has not confirmed the validity of this information and is relying on answers provided by physicians who wish to be listed in our Find a Doctor Directory. The following information is publicly available. If a field is blank, the member may have opted to make the corresponding information private.

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Contact Information:

Name: Usama  Kanaan, MD
Institution/Practice: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Position/Title: Director, Pediatric PH Program
Academic Appointment (if any): Assistant Professor, Emory University SOM
Business Address: 1405 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-1060
Business Phone:
Business Email:
Fax: 404-785-1869

Are you certified to practice in your country in any of the following?

Internal Medicine:   No      Expires:
Pulmonary Medicine:   No      Expires:
Cardiology:   No      Expires:
Rheumatology:   No      Expires:
Pediatrics:   Yes      Expires: 2013
Pediatric Cardiology:   Yes      Expires: 2018
Pediatric Critical Care:   No      Expires:
Pediatric Pulmonary:   No      Expires:
Pediatric Rheumatology:   No      Expires:
I treat patients with:   WHO Group 1 - Congenital Heart Disease; WHO Group 1 - Connective Tissue Disease; WHO Group 1 - Drug and Toxin Induced; WHO Group 1 - Heritable PAH; WHO Group 1 - Idiopathic PAH; WHO Group 1 - Persistent PH of the Newborn; WHO Group 1 - Portal Hypertension; WHO Group 1 - PVOD and/or PCH; WHO Group 2 - Diastolic Dysfunction; WHO Group 2 - Systolic Dysfunction; WHO Group 2 - Valvular Disease; WHO Group 3 - Alveolar Hypoventilation Disorders; WHO Group 3 - Chronic Exposure to High Altitudes; WHO Group 3 - Developmental Abnormalities; WHO Group 3 - Interstitial Lung Disease; WHO Group 3 - Sleep-disordered Breathing; WHO Group 5 - Hematologic Disorders; WHO Group 5 - Metabolic Disorders; WHO Group 5 - Systemic Disorders

Practice Information

Are you currently accepting new patients? Yes
What year did you begin caring for PH patients? 2008
Percentage of practice devoted to PH patients: 50%
How many PH patients do you currently care for? 101 - 200
Do you have one or more nurses dedicated to PH? Yes
Do you require cardiac catheterization? No   If yes:
Do you provide access to all PAH therapies? Yes   If yes: In your own practice
Do you provide access to clinical trials? Yes   If yes: In your own practice
Do you refer patients for heart/lung transplant? Yes   If yes: Through referral to another physician or PH Center
Do you refer patients for thromboendarterectomy? Yes   If yes: Through referral to another physician or PH Center
Number of patients on parenteral therapy: 0
Does your hospital have PH protocols and training? Yes
Does your hospital have PAH meds in stock? Yes
Is the ER familiar with PAH and its treatments? Yes
Medical conferences attended in the past year: ACCP/CHEST (American College of Chest Physicians)
Have you attended PHA's International Conference? Yes

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