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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.
Sean M. Lang, MD



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.

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.


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

Services and Specialties

Cardiac MRI, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia BPD


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

Research Areas

Heart, Fibrosis

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Cardiac atrial pathology in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Greiner, E; Breaux, A; Kasten, J; Seo, JD; Ollberding, NJ; Spar, D; Ryan, TD; Lang, SM; Tian, C; Sawnani, H; Villa, CR. Muscle and Nerve. 2024; 69:572-579.

School age and adolescent heart failure following the Norwood procedure. Mahle, WT; Keesari, R; Trachtenberg, F; Newburger, JW; Lim, H; Edelson, J; Jeewa, A; Lal, A; Kindel, SJ; Burns, KM; Henderson, H; Menteer, J; Pizarro, C; Goldberg, CS. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 2024; 43:453-460.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Determine Single Ventricle Function in a Pediatric Population is Feasible in a Large Trial Setting: Experience from the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial Longitudinal Follow up. Detterich, J; Taylor, MD; Slesnick, TC; DiLorenzo, M; Hlavacek, A; Lam, CZ; Sachdeva, S; Lang, SM; Campbell, MJ; Gerardin, J; Gongwer, R; Newburger, J; Goldberg, C; Dorfman, AL. Pediatric Cardiology. 2023; 44:1454-1461.

Extracardiac Findings on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: A Children's Hospital Experience. Trussell, TM; Kocaoglu, M; Fleck, RJ; Taylor, MD; Zang, H; Ollberding, NJ; Lang, SM. Pediatric Cardiology. 2023; 44:1201-1208.

Appropriateness of cardiovascular computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in patients with conotruncal defects. Pickard, SS; Armstrong, AK; Balasubramanian, S; Buddhe, S; Crum, K; Kong, G; Lang, SM; Lee, MV; Lopez, L; Natarajan, SS; Stern, KW D; Xiang, Y; Young, LT; Sachdeva, R. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. 2023; 17:211-219.

Aortic root rotational position associates with aortic valvar incompetence and aortic dilation after arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries. Tseng, SY; Tretter, JT; Gao, Z; Ollberding, NJ; Lang, SM. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging. 2023; 39:1013-1021.

Characterization of human induced pluripotent stems cells: Current approaches, challenges, and future solutions. Suresh Babu, S; Duvvuru, H; Baker, J; Switalski, S; Shafa, M; Panchalingam, KM; Dadgar, S; Beller, J; Ahmadian Baghbaderani, B. Biotechnology Reports. 2023; 37:e00784.

Stable fitness during COVID-19: Results of serial testing in a cohort of youth with heart disease. Powell, AW; Mays, WA; Wittekind, SG; Chin, C; Knecht, SK; Lang, SM; Opotowsky, AR. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2023; 11:1088972.

Examination of Adverse Reactions After COVID-19 Vaccination Among Patients With a History of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. Elias, MD; Truong, DT; Oster, ME; Trachtenberg, FL; Mu, X; Jone, PN; Mitchell, EC; Dummer, KB; Sexson Tejtel, SK; Osakwe, O; Sanil, Y; Serrano, F; Newburger, JW; Dionne, A. JAMA Network Open. 2023; 6:e2248987.

Comparative Hybrid Deep Convolutional Learning Framework with Transfer Learning for Diagnosis of Lung Cancer. Dadgar, S; Neshat, M; Leite, RA; Dustdar, S; Miksch, S; Sorger, J. (2023) Springer Nature. 648:296-305.

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