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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.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Aortic Coarctation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Heart Block
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis (PVS)
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Section, 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:

Deng LX, Gleason LP, Awh K, Khan AM, Drajpuch D, Fuller S, Golgberg LA, Mascio CE, Partington SL, Tobin L, Kovacs AH, Kim YY.: Too little too late? Communication with patients with congenital heart disease about challenges of adult life Congenital Heart Disease : 2019.

Kim YY, Goldberg LA, Awh K, Bhamare T, Drajpuch D, Hirshberg A, Partington SL, Rogers R, Ruckdeschel E, Tobin L, Venuti M, Levine LD: Accuracy of risk prediction scores in pregnant women with congenital heart disease Congenital Heart Disease 14 (3): 470-478,2019.

Menachem JN, Reza N, Mazurek JA, Berstein D, Birati EY, Fox A, Kim YY, Molina M, Partington SL, Tanna M, Tobin L, Wald J, Goldberg LR: Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing-A Valuable Tool, Not Gatekeeper When Referring Patients With Adult Congenital Heart Disease for Transplant Evaluation World Journal of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery 10 (3): 286-291,2019.

Bike DM, Gaynor JW, Partington SL, Harris MA, Whitehead KK, Trusty P, Yoganathan AP, Fogel MA: Relationship of Aortic Stiffness to Exercise and Ventricular Volumes in Single Ventricles Annals of Thoracic Surgery Published Online : 2019.

Biko DM, DeWitt AG, Pinto EM, Morrison RE, Johnstone JA, Griffis H, O'Byrne ML, Fogel MA, Harris MA, Partington SL, Whitehead KK, Saul D, Goldberg DJ, Rychik J, Glatz AC, Gillespie MJ, Rome JJ, Dori Y: MRI Evaluation of Lymphatic Abnormalities in the Neck and Thorax after Fontan Surgery: Relationship with Outcome Radiology 291 (3): 774-790,2019.

Ozcelik N, Fogel M, Harris M, Partington SL, Kellman P, Xue E, Zhang X, Biko D, Whitehead K: Accuracy of real time binning (RT binning) cine images in assessment of ventricular function and mass compared to standard steady state free precession (SSFP) cine images in children and young adults SCMR 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions : 2019.

Gleason LP, Deng LX, Khan AM, Drajpuch D, Fuller S, Ludmir J, Mascio CE, Partington SL, Tobin L, Kim YY, Kovacs AH: Psychological distress in adults with congenital heart disease: focus beyond depression Cardiology in the Young 2 : 185-189,2019.

Economy K, Landzberg MJ, Gauvreau K, Egidy-Essenza G, Barker N, Partington SL, Morgan RB, Harmon AJ, Hickey K, Mullen M, Carabuena JM, O'Gara P, Valente AM: Cardiac disease in pregnancy: do standardized protocols and risk stratification improve outcomes? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 220 (1): S379,2019.

Girnius AK, Zentner D, Lodouceur M, Canobbio M, Aboulhosn J, Valente AM, Book W, Bradley E, Grewal J, Partington SL, Venuti M, Buber Y, Multer B, Bouma B, Ollberding N, Mirani A, Faust M, Veldtman G: Thrombotic and Bleeding Outcomes of Pregnancy in Women With a Fontan Circulation Circulation 138 (Suppl-1): 2018.

MA Fogel, S Partington, D Biko, M Harris, K Whitehead: Coronary Imaging and Myocardial Scarring Utilizing Gadolinium Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Combined With an Inversion Recovery Gradient Echo Sequence: Utility in Congenital Heart Disease Circulation 136 (Suppl 1) : A16007,2018.

Academic Contact Info

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

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