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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.

About

Biography

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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Publications

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.

Use of advanced cardiac imaging in congenital heart disease: growth, indications and innovations. Steele, JM; Moore, RA; Lang, SM. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2021; 33:495-502.

Sudden Cardiac Death in Adult with Prior History of Kawasaki Disease without Coronary Artery Involvement: A Case Report. Tinker, DD; Zimmermann, N; Kimball, TR; Smith, RD; Lang, SM. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 62.

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. 2021.

Inflammatory biomarkers in COVID-19-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, Kawasaki disease, and macrophage activation syndrome: a cohort study. Rodriguez-Smith, JJ; Verweyen, EL; Clay, GM; Esteban, YM; de Loizaga, SR; Baker, EJ; Do, T; Dhakal, S; Lang, SM; Grom, AA; et al. The Lancet. Rheumatology. 2021; 3:e574-e584.

Rapid cardiac MRI protocol for cardiac assessment in paediatric and young adult patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplant: a feasibility study. Ryan, TD; Moore, RA; Lang, SM; Khoury, P; Dandoy, CE; Davies, SM; Taylor, MD. Cardiology in the Young. 2021; 31:973-978.

Left Atrial Strain in the Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot Population: Comparisons to Biventricular Function, Native T1 Values, Exercise Parameters and Healthy Controls. Ta, HT; Truong, VT; Alsaied, T; Critser, PJ; Germann, J; Ollberding, NJ; Khoury, PR; Powell, AW; Lang, S; Mazur, W; et al. Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 42:1102-1110.

Comparison Between Currently Recommended Long-Term Medical Management of Coronary Artery Aneurysms After Kawasaki Disease and Actual Reported Management in the Last Two Decades. Osborne, J; Friedman, K; Runeckles, K; Choueiter, NF; Giglia, TM; Dallaire, F; Newburger, JW; Low, T; Mathew, M; Mackie, AS; et al. Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 42:676-684.

Variations in native T1 values in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy with and without late gadolinium enhancement. Lang, SM; Alsaied, T; Khoury, PR; Ryan, TD; Taylor, MD. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging. 2021; 37:635-642.

Pediatric Myocardial T1 and T2 Value Associations with Age and Heart Rate at 1.5 T. Alsaied, T; Tseng, SY; Siddiqui, S; Patel, P; Khoury, PR; Crotty, EJ; Lang, S; Rattan, M; Fleck, R; Pradnekar, A; et al. Pediatric Cardiology. 2021; 42:269-277.

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