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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.

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Clinical Specialties


  • 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
  • CVS Health
  • 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 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:

Deng LX, Khan AM, Drajpuch D, Fuller S, Ludmir J, Mascio CE, Partington SL, Qadeer A, Tobin L, Kovacs AH, Kim YY.: Prevalence and Correlates of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease American Journal of Cardiology 117 (5): 853-7,2016.

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 LP, Khan AM, Drajpuch D, Fuller S, Goldberg LA, Mascio CE, Partington SL, Tobin L, Kim YY, Kovacs A: Difficulties and Concerns regarding Employment and Health Insurance are Rarely Discussed between Adults with Congenital Heart Disease and their Care Providers 25th Symposium on Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Toronto, Ontario, Canada : 2015.

Herrmann J, Goldberg LA, 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.

Lisa Deng, Abigail May Khan, David Drajpuch, Stephanie Fuller, Lacey P Gleason, Jonathan Ludmir, Christopher E Mascio, Sara L Partington, Lynda Tobin, Yuli Y Kim, Adrienne Kovacs: Anxiety is more common than Depression in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Journal of the American College of Cardiology 65 (10_S): 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 May Khan, David Drajpuch, Stephanie Fuller, Jona Ludmir, Christopher E. Mascio, Sara L. Partington, Ayesha Qadeer, Lynda Tobin, Adrienne Kovacs, Yuli Y. Kim: Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease International Society for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Conference : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

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

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