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Sara L. Partington, MD

Sara L. Partington, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Partington is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Congenital Heart Disease in Adult
  • Echocardiography
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: McMaster University Medical Center
Residency: McMaster University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Calgary
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Boston


Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QuERI), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Partington is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Partington SL, Valente AM, Landzberg M, Grant F, DiCarli MF, Dorbala S.: Clinical applications of radionuclide imaging in the evaluation and management of patients with congenital heart disease Journal of Nuclear Cardiology 23 (1): 44-63,2016.

Narayan H, Whitehead K, Partington SL, Harris M, Fogel M.: Dual Contrast Cardiac Magnetic Resonance: Utility in Long-Term Survivors of the Fontan Operation Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Meeting. Los Angeles, CA : 2016.

Deng LX, Khan AM, Gleason L, Drajpuch D, Fuller S, Goldberg L, Mascio CE, Partington SL, Tobin L, Kim YY, Kovacs A,: The importance of discussing employment and insurance challenges with adults with congenital heart disease 25th Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Toronto, Ontario, Canada : 2015.

Herrmann J, Goldberg L, Khan AM, Partington SL, Brothers J, Mascio CE, Spray T, Kim YY, Fuller S.: Comparison of perioperative management of anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery between adult and pediatric cardiac center 25th Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Toronto, Ontario, Canada : 2015.

Deng LX, Gleason LP, Khan AM, Drajpuch D, Fuller S, Goldberg LA, Mascio CE, Partington SL, Tobin L, Kim YY, Kovacs A.: Communication preferences for advance care planning in adults with congenital heart disease American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. San Diego, LA : 2015.

Partington SL, Valente AM: Pregnancy and Congenital Heart Disease Color Atlas and Synopsis of Adult Congenital Heart Disease : 2015.

Sara L. Partington, Anne Marie Valente, John Bruyere, Jr, Michael Landzberg, Marcelo Di Carli, Frederick Grant, Sharmila Dorbala: Diagnostic Value of Tc99m SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Complex Congenital Heart Disease American College of Cardiology Meeting. Washington, DC : 2014.

Lisa Deng, Abigail Khan, David Drajpuch, Stephanie Fuller, Jona Ludmir, Christopher Mascio, Sara Partington, Ayesha Qadeer, Lynda Tobin, Adrienne Kovacs, Yuli Kim: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adult Congenital Heart Disease Inernational Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conference : 2014.

Partington SL, Valente AM: Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Methodist Debakey Cardiovasc J. 9 (3): 156–162,2013.

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 Symptomlimited standard Bruce Exercise Stress Test. Journal of Nuclear Cardiolology 19 (5): 970-978,2012.

Academic Contact Info

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine - 2 East
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)