A photo of Sean Lang.

Associate Director, Cardiac MR, Heart Institute

Medical Director, Coronary Clinic, Heart Institute

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


My Biography & Research


Sean Lang, MD, joined the Heart Institute in 2018. He was formerly at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He specializes in advanced cardiac imaging, specifically cardiac MRI, as well as transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. Dr. Lang’s research interests involve advanced imaging markers for assessing congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathies. His other research interests include appropriate clinical use of echocardiograms. Dr. Lang previously trained at The Heart Institute and was excited to rejoin the group as faculty. He is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging.

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


Heart, Cardiac MRI, Fibrosis, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD

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

Stern KWD, Gulesserian T, Choi J, Lang SM, Statile CJ, Michelfelder EC,McLaughlin ES, Nguyen T, Lopez L, Verghese GR, Hsu DT, Sachdeva R. Factors influencing outpatient pediatric outpatient transthoracic echocardiography utilization before appropriate use criteria release: a multicenter study. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017;30(12):1225-1233.

Lang SM, Daily JA, FitzGerald MR, Tang X, Best TH, Robbins JM, Collins RT II. Knowledge of appropriate outpatient pediatric echocardiogram ordering among primary care physicians and trainees. Am J Cardiol. 2017;20(7):1209-1213.

Bolin EH, Lang SM, Tang X, Collins RT II. Propranolol versus digoxin in the neonate for supraventricular tachycardia (from the Pediatric Health Information System). Am J Cardiol. 2017;119(10):1605-1610.

Lang SM, Bolin E, Daily JA, Tang X, Collins RT II. Appropriateness and diagnostic yield of inpatient pediatric echocardiograms. Congenit Heart Dis. 2017;12(2):210-217.

Lang SM, Bolin E, Hardy S, Tang X, Collins RT II. Diagnostic yield of outpatient pediatric echocardiograms: impact of indications and specialty. Pediatr Cardiol. 2017;38(1):162-169.

Petit CJ, Gao K, Goldstein BH, Lang SM, Gillespie SE, Kim SH, Sachdeva R. Relationship of aortic valve morphologic characteristics to aortic valve insufficiency and residual stenosis in children with congenital aortic stenosis undergoing balloon valvuloplasty. Am J Cardiol. 2016;117(6):972-9.

Lang SM, Frazier EA, Collins RT II. Aortic complications following pediatric heart transplantation: case series and review. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2016;(9):42-5.

Lang SM, Shugh S, Mazur W, Sticka JJ, Rattan MS, Jefferies JL, Taylor MD. Myocardial fibrosis and left ventricular dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy carriers using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015;36(7):1495-501.

Lang SM, Syed MA, Dziura J, Rocco E, Kirshbom P, Bhandari V, Giuliano JS. The effect of modified ultrafiltration on angiopoietins in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery operations. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014;98(5):1699-704.

Lang SM, Zaidi AH, Geva T, Sanders SP, del Nido PJ, Hall EH. Giant aneurysm of the atrial appendages in infants. Ann Pediatr Cardiol. 2014;7(2):130-4.