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Associate Director, Cardiac MR, Heart Institute

Medical Director, Coronary Clinic, Heart Institute

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


I am a pediatric cardiologist with special interest in acquired and congenital coronary artery disease. I also have a specialized training in noninvasive imaging, which includes echocardiography and advanced imaging such as cardiac MRI and cardiac CT.

I was inspired to become a provider by the special bond we get to have with patients and families. I enjoy the complexity of congenital heart disease, but more important is getting to watch a vast majority of these patients go on to live happy, healthy lives.

I am the associate director of the Cardiac MRI Program, where we perform approximately 900 cardiac MRIs per year. I am also the medical director of the Pediatric Coronary Artery Clinic. This is the only dedicated program in the Midwest region specializing in congenital and acquired coronary artery disease in pediatric patients.

In my practice, I think of the family, the patient and the providers as all part of the medical team. Families, and what they see on a day-to-day basis, are extremely vital in how we manage the individual patient.

In addition to patient care, I’m involved in research and medical education. My research focuses on advanced imaging technologies and how they may help predict outcomes. I'm involved in a number of projects in patients with Kawasaki disease and congenital coronary artery abnormalities. During my career, I’m honored to have received resident, fellow and faculty teaching awards recognizing my dedication to teaching trainees.

Outside the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our three boys.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric cardiology; cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; echocardiography; cardiology consult service; general cardiology outpatient clinic

Research Interests

Appropriate clinical use of echocardiograms; advanced imaging including CMR and CT

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Cardiac MRI, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD, Heart, Fibrosis

My Locations

My Education

MD: Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, 2007.

Residency: Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2010.

Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 2013.

Fellowship: Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, OH, 2014.

My Publications

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of neonatal bronchopulmonary dysplasia-associated pulmonary hypertension. Critser, PJ; Higano, NS; Tkach, JA; Olson, ES; Spielberg, DR; Kingma, PS; Fleck, RJ; Lang, SM; Moore, RA; Taylor, MD; et al. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 201:73-82.

Conservative gadolinium administration to patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: decreasing exposure, cost, and time, without change in medical management. Lang, SM; Alsaied, T; Moore, RA; Rattan, M; Ryan, TD; Taylor, MD. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging. 2019; 35:2213-2219.

Pharmacologic stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the pediatric population: A review of the literature, proposed protocol, and two examples in patients with Kawasaki disease. Fares, M; Critser, PJ; Arruda, MJ; Wilhelm, CM; Rattan, MS; Lang, SM; Alsaied, T. Congenital Heart Disease. 2019; 14:1166-1175.

Comparison of inhospital outcomes of pediatric heart transplantation between single ventricle congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathy. Bradford, TT; Daily, JA; Lang, SM; Gossett, JM; Tang, X; II, CR T. Pediatric Transplantation. 2019; 23.

Comparison of Left Ventricular Mass Calculation Methods via Two-Dimensional Echocardiogram in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults With Systemic Hypertension. Lang, SM; Ittleman, BR; Hahn, E; Moore, RA; Khoury, PR; Ollberding, NJ; Kimball, TR; Statile, CJ. American Journal of Cardiology. 2019; 124:239-244.

Assessment of liver T1 mapping in fontan patients and its correlation with magnetic resonance elastography-derived liver stiffness. Ramachandran, P; Serai, SD; Veldtman, GR; Lang, SM; Mazur, W; Trout, AT; Dillman, JR; Fleck, RJ; Taylor, MD; Alsaied, T; et al. Abdominal Radiology. 2019; 44:2403-2408.

Real-time transthoracic vector flow imaging of the heart in pediatric patients. II, CR T; Laughlin, ME; Lang, SM; Bolin, EH; Daily, JA; Jensen, HA; Jensen, MO. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 2019; 53:28-36.

Feasibility of Transthoracic Echocardiography Evaluation of Pulmonary Arteries Following Arterial Switch Operation. Lang, SM; Crawford, RL; Shivaram, P; Daily, JA; Bolin, EH; Tang, X; Collins, RT. Pediatric Cardiology. 2018; 39:1523-1529.

Short-Axis Diastolic Ventricular Area Ratio as a New Index in Screening Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Zakaria, D; Lang, S; Rettiganti, M; Gossett, JM; Bolin, E; Collins, RT. Pediatric Cardiology. 2018; 39:1373-1377.

Transcatheter Versus Surgical Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. Daily, JA; Tang, X; Angtuaco, M; Bolin, E; Lang, SM; Collins, RT. American Journal of Cardiology. 2018; 122:498-504.