Sara L. Partington, MD Sara L. Partington, MD, is an attending physician with the Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center and the Division of Cardiology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Phone: 215-615-3388 Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Ontario, Canada InternshipInternal Medicine - McMaster University. Hamilton, Canada FellowshipCardiology (Co-Chief Fellow) - University of Calgary. Calgary, Canada Noninvasive Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging (Chief Fellow) - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension - Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA Board CertificationAdvanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)Cardiovascular MedicineInternal MedicinePediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Graduate DegreeMPH - Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Titles and Academic Titles Attending Physician, Adult Congenital Heart CenterAssistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Philadelphia Adult Congenital Heart Center Cardiac CenterCoronary Anomaly Management Program (CAMP) Publications Papers2013 Partington SL, Valente AM. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. The Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2013;9(3):156-162. 2012 Partington SL, Lanka V, Hainer J, Blankstein R, Skali H, Forman DE, Di Carli MF, Dorbala S. Safety and Feasibility of Regadenoson use for Suboptimal Heart Rate Response during Symptom limited standard Bruce Exercise Stress Test. J Nucl Cardiol May 2012 Notes: Epub ahead of print. Partington SL, Cheng S, Lima JAC. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Stage B Heart Failure. Heart Failure Clinics. Note; Published online January 9, 2012. 2011 Partington SL, Givertz MM, Gupta S, Kwong RY. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Aids in the Diagnosis of Mitochondrial Cardiomyopathy. Circulation.2011; 123(6):e227-9. Partington SL, Kwong RY, Dorbala S. Multimodality Imaging in the Assessment of Myocardial Viability. Heart Failure Reviews. 2011;16:381-95. Abstracts2011 Partington SL, Harwitz S, Mangion JR. Significant Barriers Exist in the Appropriate Utilization of Echo Contrast Agents in the Heart Failure Population. (Presented at Heart Failure Society of America Meeting, Boston, 2011). Partington SL, Lanka V, Hainer J, Blankstein R, Skali H, Forman DE, DiCarli MF, Dorbala S. Safety and Feasibility of Regadenoson Use at Maximal Exercise for Suboptimal Heart Rate Response to Symptom Limited Standard Exercise Test. (Presented at the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Meeting, Denver, 2011). BooksChapters 2013 Partington SL, Valente AM. Pregnancy and Congenital Heart Disease (Chapter) in Ali Zaidi (Ed.) Color Atlas and Synopsis of Pediatric and Congenital Cardiology. McGraw-Hill, New York. Notes: In Press. 2012 Lilly L. Braunwald’s Heart Disease: Review and Assessment, Ninth Edition, Elsevier Saunders, Atlanta, 2012. Notes: Acquired diagnostic cardiac images including echo, MRI, nuclear cardiology and CT images to accompany review questions. 2007 Partington S, Exner DV. Optimal Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Recent Guidelines. Canadian Journal of Internal Medicine. 2007; 2(2):49-51. Awards and Honors 2011, Young Investigator Award: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2010, Resident Research Poster Contest Winner: American College of Cardiology Lake Louise Conference 2009, Gold Star Resident Teaching Award Cardiovascular Course 2008-2009 (University of Calgary) 2009, Dr. Peter F Russell Cardiology Fellowship Award for Clinical Excellence (University of Calgary Cardiology Fellowship) 2006, McMaster University Resident Quality Assurance Project Award 2005, McMaster Internal Medicine Resident Research Day Poster Award 2001, Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Scholarship 2001, CIHR-Burroughs Wellcome Research Scholarship Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.