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Sara L. Partington, MD

Sara L. Partington, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • French

Dr. Partington is employed by Penn Medicine.

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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
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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 American College of Cardiology, National Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Partington is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

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


Selected Publications:

DeWitt AG, Dori Y, Pinto EM, Griffis H, Morrison RE, Johnstone JA, Partington SL, Whitehead KK, Harris MA, Saul D, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ, Gillespie MJ, Rome JR, Glatz AC, Biko DM.: Magnetic resonance imaging of lymphatic system in patients prior to total cavopulmonary connection predicts acute post-operative outcomes. The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society 13th Annual International Meeting. : 2017.

Biko DM, Collins RT, Partington SL, Harris M, Whitehead KK, Keller MS, Fogel MA: Magnetic Resonance Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Safety and Indications in Pediatrics and Young Adults Pediatric Cardiology -1752-0 : 2017.

Morgan Venuti, Katherine Awh, Lacey P. Gleason, Emily S. Ruckdeschel, David Drajpuch, Sara L. Partington, Yuli Y. Kim: Prevalence of Non-attendance in an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Outpatient Clinic Adult Congenital Heart Disease International Symposium. Cincinatti, OH : 2017.

Partington SL, Kilner PJ: How to Image the Dilated Right Ventricle Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging 10 (5): e004688,2017.

Deng LX, Gleason LP, Khan AM, Drajpuch D, Fuller S, Goldberg LA, Mascio CE, Partington SL, Tobin L, Kim YY, Kovacs AH: Advance Care Planning in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: A Patient Priority International Journal of Cardiology 15 (231): 105-109,2017.

Michael DiLorenzo, Matthew Harris, David Biko, Sara Partington, Mark A Fogel, Kevin Whitehead: Exercise stress perfusion imaging in an unusual case of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) in an adolescent female Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Meeting, Washington, DC : 2017.

Herrmann JL, Goldberg LA, Khan AM, Partington SL, Brothers JA, Mascio CE, Spray TL, Kim YY, Fuller S.: A Comparison of Perioperative Management of Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery Between an Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Center World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 7 (6): 721-726,2016.

Goldberg LA, Gleason LP, Ruckdeschel ES, Bhamare T, Drajpuch D, Hirshberg A, Partington SL, Rogers R, Srinivas SK, Stokes N, Tobin L, Levine LD, Kim YY: Risk Assessment in Pregnant Women With Congenital Heart Disease Circulation 134 (Suppl 1): 2016.

Biko DM, Collins TR, Partington SL, Harris M, Whitehead KK, Keller M, Fogel M: Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Safety and Indications in Pediatrics and Young Adults North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging Conference. Baltimore, MD : 2016.

Reza N, Menachem JN, Molina M, Wald JW, Mazurek JA, Birati EY, Partington SL, Goldberg LR: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Underestimates Disease Severity Prior to Cardiac Transplantation Journal of Cardiac Failure 22 (8): S119,2016.

Academic Contact Info

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

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