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Sean M. Lang, MD

  • Clinical Director, Cardiac MR, Heart Institute
  • Medical Director, Coronary Clinic, Heart Institute
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.



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.

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Arrhythmia Burden and Heart Rate Response During Exercise in Anderson-Fabry Disease. Powell, AW; Wittekind, SG; Mays, WA; Lang, SM; Knilans, TK; Prada, CE; Hopkin, RJ; Chin, C. Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2022; 49.

Reported cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children aged 12-20 years in the USA who received a COVID-19 vaccine, December, 2020, through August, 2021: a surveillance investigation. Yousaf, AR; Cortese, MM; Taylor, AW; Broder, KR; Oster, ME; Wong, JM; Guh, AY; McCormick, DW; Kamidani, S; Schlaudecker, EP; et al. The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. 2022; 6:303-312.

mRNA Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine-Associated Myopericarditis in Adolescents: A Survey Study. Kohli, U; Desai, L; Chowdhury, D; Harahsheh, AS; Yonts, AB; Ansong, A; Sabati, A; Nguyen, HH; Hussain, T; Khan, D; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2022; 243:208-213.e3.

Echocardiography-derived septal curvature correlated with invasive hemodynamics in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. Critser, PJ; Evers, PD; Schneider, K; Hirsch, R; Taylor, MD; Woods, JC; Lang, SM. Journal of Echocardiography. 2022; 20:24-32.

The low incidence of clinically significant heart disease in school-age children following COVID-19. Powell, AW; Statile, CJ; Madsen, NL; Divanovic, AA; Lang, SM. Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria. 2022; 120:54-58.

Myocarditis Cases Reported After mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccination in the US From December 2020 to August 2021. Oster, ME; Shay, DK; Su, JR; Gee, J; Creech, CB; Broder, KR; Edwards, K; Soslow, JH; Dendy, JM; Schlaudecker, E; et al. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 2022; 327:331-340.

Myocardial Parametric Mapping by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease. Rao, S; Tseng, SY; Pednekar, A; Siddiqui, S; Kocaoglu, M; Fares, M; Lang, SM; Kutty, S; Christopher, AB; Olivieri, LJ; et al. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2022; 15.

Variation in Pharmacologic Management of Patients with Kawasaki Disease with Coronary Artery Aneurysms. Selamet Tierney, ES; Runeckles, K; Tremoulet, AH; Dahdah, N; Portman, MA; Mackie, AS; Harahsheh, AS; Lang, SM; Choueiter, NF; Li, JS; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2022; 240:164-170.e1.

The NHLBI Study on Long-terM OUtcomes after the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children (MUSIC): Design and Objectives. Truong, DT; Trachtenberg, FL; Pearson, GD; Dionne, A; Elias, MD; Friedman, K; Hayes, KH; Mahony, L; McCrindle, BW; Oster, ME; et al. American Heart Journal. 2022; 243:43-53.

The Effect of Adiposity on Cardiovascular Function and Myocardial Fibrosis in Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Henson, SE; Lang, SM; Khoury, PR; Tian, C; Rutter, MM; Urbina, EM; Ryan, TD; Taylor, MD; Alsaied, T. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2021; 10.

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