Education and Training
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
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)Cardiovascular Disease – American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine – American Board of Internal MedicinePediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
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
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