Sara L. Partington, MD

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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 Hospital
Phone: 215-615-3388

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, Ontario, Canada


Internal Medicine - McMaster University. Hamilton, Canada


Cardiology (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 Certification

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Cardiovascular Disease – American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Graduate Degree

MPH - Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician, Adult Congenital Heart Center

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Partington SL, Valente AM. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. The Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2013;9(3):156-162. 


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.


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.



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).




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.


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.


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