Lissa Sugeng, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Director, Electrocardiography Lab

Research Interests

Echocardiography; Heart Valve Diseases

Public Health Interests

Cardiovascular Disease

Research Organizations

Internal Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine: Yale Cardiovascular Clinical Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

My focus of research has been in the application of three-dimensional echocardiography in clinical Cardiology.

  • Validation of 3D technology to measure ventricular volume and ejection fraction and valvular dimensions.
  • Understanding how to apply 3DE in routine clinical echocardiography, interventional echocardiography, electrophysiology procedures and valvular surgery
  • Clinical trial research in the Echo Core Lab (YCRG)


Extensive Research Description

With current three-dimensional echocardiography methods, we have been able to apply this to our daily clinical routine. Nevertheless, the penetration of this technology to general clinical practice is still low. I'm driven to understand how to improve the adoption of this amazing technology, apply automative software to our clinical workflow to improve accuracy and efficiency. With new software in 3D echo, evaluation of valve disease is enhanced, estimating valve size is accurate and 3D printing using echo is our future. In addition to my clinical research that is highly focused on 3DE, I've expanded my interest to the use of echocardiography in general to hence our clinical cardiology practice. Focused echo using portable ultrasound or hand-held ultrasound units is another field that I've expanded my research interests particularly in the ICU setting and screening for rheumatic heart disease in developing countries.

The Yale Echo Corelab under YCRG is a very active Echo core lab that partners with industry sponsors to aid in developing research protocols and data analysis of echo studies in a rigorous method with high integrity. I've been involved in multiple structural heart disease devices as well as stem cell therapy or device therapy for heart failure.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Lissa Sugeng, MD, MPH
Patient Care Locations
Yale Cardiology - New HavenYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 2th Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Cardiology Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
15 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208017
New Haven, CT 06520-8017

Curriculum Vitae

Yale Echo Core Lab

Mitral Valve analysis using edie Valve

This is mitral valve prolapse with a parametric reconstruction of the mitral valve annulus and leaflets. The area of prolapse is colored in red.