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Lissa Sugeng, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Medical Director for Echolabs in the YNHHS, Cardiology Department; Director Yale Echo Core Lab (YCRG), Cardiovascular Medicine



My expertise is in echocardiography specifically, Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and the use of 3D echo in structural heart disease. Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) is a natural evolution in the development of echocardiography. My interests in 3DE stems back to 1993 when 3D echocardiography involved multiple imaging planes to generate a 3D image. I have been involved in the development of testing new 3D technology. As new developments in probe technology brought a true “real-time” 3D fully-sampled matrix array transthoracic and transesophageal transducer it has become the main imaging modality in valvular disease and the assessment of left and right ventricular function. I have also focused my interests in integrating 3D in routine clinical practice and how to improve utilization of this technology for valvular heart disease as well as ventricular function. Within the last 10 years, I have also focused my interest in building a High Quality Echolab that utilizes advanced echo techniques (Contrast echo, Strain imaging and 3D echocardiography). Understanding how to improve and maintain excellent echo quality though Yale New Haven Health Systems across all Echolabs is also an important mission.

Education & Training

  • Echocardiography Fellow
    University of Chicago Medical Center (2002)
  • Cardiology Fellow
    University of Chicago Medical Center (2001)
  • Resident
    Massachusetts Medical Center (1998)
  • Intern
    Massachusetts Medical Center (1996)
  • Research Fellow
    Tufts University Medical Center (1995)
  • MPH
    Boston University (1993)
  • MD
    Udayana University (1991)


  • Incorporating 3D Echocardiography: Trial, Tribulations and Solutions
    Providence, United States 2020
  • 3D Echo State of the Art: Augmented Intelligence and More
    Morristown, United States 2019
  • Incorporating 3D Echocardiography Into Clinical Practice
    Portland, United States 2019
  • Overview of Siemens Features With AI
    Portland, United States 2019
  • 4. LAA Closure: Pre- and Post-Procedure Assessment: Device Related Thrombus: What Does It Look Like, When is It Significant, What Do I Do About It
    New Orleans, United States 2019
  • 3D Workshop: Comprehensive, Acquisition, Cropping and Display
    Orlando, United States 2019
  • 7. Cases 3D: Applications in Practice (Oct.7,2018) 8. Coups, Goofs, and Things I have learned in the past year: Part 1, Quantitation Errors in Clinical Echocardiography: My Pet Peeves, Are These Scallops Fresh? Interesting Mitral Valve Cases, What I’ve Learned from 3D Imaging of Heart Valve Disease
    Orlando, United States 2019
  • 1.3D Echo: The Present and The Future, 2.Mitral regurgitation, 3.Aortic Regurgitation, 4.The Best Cases From Around the World, 5.Evaluation of Prosthetic Valves 6.VI: Who Should You Refer for TAVI?
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2018
  • Live Scanning Sessions: Philips
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2018
  • 1. 3D Assessment of LV and LA volumes (June 23, 2018) 2. Innovation in 4D Mitral Valve Quantification (June 23, 2018 3. Science and Technology Theater, June 23, 2018: Impact of 3DE: Changing Perspective 4. Science and Technology Theater, June 22, 2018: Double Trouble
    Nashville, United States 2018
  • 1.Pre-Congress (9th INAECHO): Echocardiography Evaluation of the Tricuspid Valve 2.Application of 3D Echocardiography in Daily Practice
    West Jakarta, Indonesia 2018
  • 1.Diagnostic Difficulties in Multivalvular Disease 2.Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction 4.TTE-TEE Assessment of Aortic Disease 5.Evaluating and Scoring the Rheumatic MV in 2D and 3D 6.Impact of 3DE: Changing Perspective 7.Imaging in PHTN and Cor Pulmonale 8.TAVR 2018: Imaging Before, During and After
    Manila, Philippines 2018
  • How To Do 3D Imaging of the Mitral Valve?
    Manila, Philippines 2018
  • 1. Infective Endocarditis: The Weird and Wonderful (Nov 4, 2017) 2. Echocardiography tools “old and new” in the Evaluation of the Tricuspid Valve (Nov 4, 2017) 3. Role and Applications of 3D TEE in Everyday Practice (Nov 3, 2017) 4. Live Case in a Box in 3DE Special Session (Nov 3, 2017)
    Serasa, Brunei 2018
  • Echocardiography to Assess RV Structure and Function Beyond 2-Dimensions
    Baltimore, United States 2017
  • 2. Aortic Regurgitation 3. The Spectrum of Valve Disease is Broad – Unusual Cases 4. Ischemic Heart Disease (Moderator) 5. Heart Failure and Ventricles with Low EF-Common and UnCommon Challenges
    Huntington Beach, United States 2017
  • 1.Real-time 3DE and 3D Flow Imaging: Techniques, Knobology and Applications 2.Challenging Scenarios in Regurgitation 3.Tricuspid cases 4.Moderator for Prosthetic valves, Endocarditis and Unusual Valve Disorders5.Cases in Heart failure 6.Echo in ICU scenarios 7.Unwelcome guests-Cases
    Huntington Beach, United States 2016
  • Dr. HB Calleja Professorial Key Note Address: 3 Dimensional Imaging
    Manila, Philippines 2016
  • Mitral Valve Assessment in 2016: What Do We Need for a Successful Clip?
    Orlando, United States 2016
  • 1.Advanced Imaging: It Takes a Team: 3D What Does It Add? (June 12, 2016) 2.3D Echo in Assessing MV Repairability (June 14, 2016) 3.3D What Does It Add? (Session Chair, June 12, 2016)
    Seattle, United States 2016
  • 1. Pregnant, 2nd Trimester, CHF, MV Disease..Uh-Oh (April 4, 2016) 2. Pathology and Mechanism of MR: Primary, Function…Prognosis? (April 5, 2016)
    Chicago, United States 2016
  • 1. Non-Invasive Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation in Heart Failure (Nov 13, 2015)
    Waltham, United States 2015
  • 1. 3DE-New Methodologic Innovations 2. Fungal Endocarditis 3. Artifacts 4. A New Paradigm in 4D Imaging (June 22, 2015)
    St. Wolfgang, Austria 2015
  • 1.True Volume Case Review 2.Echo Contrast: See the Difference, Experience the Impact 3.Moderator: Real-Time 3D Echo: Time to Change Our Perspective (Joint EACVI and ASE Symposium) 4.Challenging Cases in Diastology and Pericardial Disease (Restriction)
    Boston, United States 2015
  • 1. Incorporating 3D in Daily Clinical Practice: Ventricular Function 2. Operational Efficiency of Contrast Utilization 3. Three Dimensional Echo for Mitral Valve Morphology and Regurgitation
    Portland, United States 2014
  • 1.2D and 3D assessment of Systolic Function 2.3DE in Valve Disease 3.Incremental Value of 3DTEE 4.Diastology Workshop 5.3D and Strain Workshop
    Kailua-Kona, United States 2014
  • Right Ventricular Volumes and Ejection Fraction
    İstanbul, Turkey 2013
  • 1. Understanding the Mitral Valve: Not Just Noting the Presence 2. Sonographer’s Scope of Practice: Role in the TEE lab and Beyond
    Las Vegas, United States 2013
  • 1.3D and TTE: How to incorporate 3D TTE in a busy echo lab, Techniques, Knobology, varied approaches and diagnostic application 2.Role of 3D in evaluation of the TV and the RV 3.Role of 3DE in quantitation of MR 4.Spectrum of MS: Case studies 5Unknown challenging case studies using 2D/3D images
    Newport Beach, United States 2013
  • Grand Rounds: 3D Echocardiography: Innovation in Practice
    Newport Beach, United States 2013
  • 1. How to 3D TTE (Sep. 9, 2013) 2. How 3D TEE works (Sep. 9, 2013) 3. 2D and 3D assessment of MV complex (Sep. 10, 2013) 4. Role of Echo in Transcatheter Intervention (Sep. 10, 2013)
    Bangkok, Thailand 2013
  • 1. Recommendation for Image Acquisition and Display (Sep. 6, 2013) 2. Echo Examination for TAVI procedure (Sept 6, 2013) 3. Echo Reporting and Maintaining Quality (Sep 6, 2013) 4. Moderator: Buidling a good echolab (Sep 6, 2013)
    Jakarta, Indonesia 2013
  • 1. How I assess Systolic function? (Aug 22, 2013) 2. Role of 3D in the assessment of LV and RV function (Aug 22, 2013) 3. Interesting Cases (Aug 22, 2013) 4. 3D Echo Anatomy of the Aortic Valve (Aug 23, 2013) 5. Ventricular remodeling after MV intervention (Aug 24, 2013)
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2013
  • 1. 3D Quantitation: When to Use 2. Basics of 3D Acquisition
    Minneapolis, United States 2013
  • Grand Rounds:3D Echocardiography: Innovation in Practice
    Boston, United States 2013
  • Grand Rounds: 3D Echocardiography: Current Applications and Future Vision
    Providence, United States 2012
  • 1. Prosthethic Valve: Using the Guidelines 2. Session chair: Prosthetic Valve 3. Session chair: Extreme Echo (Optimal Image Management)
    Montreal, Canada 2011
  • 1. 3D Echo: Avatar in the Chest
    Portland, United States 2011
  • 1. Mitral Valve Pathology: 3DE Datasets, Hands-on 2. 3DE quantifying mitral valve function: hands-on 3. 3DE LV Quantitation: Hands-on
    Charleston, United States 2011
  • 1. Imaging Technologies in Heart Valve Disease 2. Role of Imaging Modality in Aortic Surgery 3. Future Direction of Echocardiography: What’s Next for Heart Surgery
    Bangkok, Thailand 2010
  • 1.The Role of 3D Echo in the Management of Valve Disease 2. Assessment of Ventricular Function and Anatomy 3.Recent Advances in 3D: Current Issue and Clinical Application 4.Workshop MVQ
    Jakarta, Indonesia 2010
  • Echo 2D/3D TTE in valvular Heart Disease, Role of 2D/ 3D TEE in valvular heart disease, Roles of Echo in heart failure
    Phuket, Thailand 2010
  • 1. Step by step in 3D/4D TTE (Live Demo) 2.Step by step in 2D and 3D/4D TEE (Live Demo)
    Phuket, Thailand 2010
  • (May 22, 2010) Echocardiographic Assessment for Right Ventricular Function (May 23, 2010) Case: IOE TEE for MV Surgery MR How to Repair (May 23, 2010) Evaluating the Mechanism of MR by Echocardiography
    Jakarta, Indonesia 2010
  • 1. Role of 3D in Aortic Valve Disease 2.Evolution of 3D Echocardiography: Is 4D for Real? 3.3D Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function: Overall Clnical applicability 4. Imaging Artifacts Using 3D and How to Avoid Them 5. Role of 3D in AV Disease 6. How Does 3D Improve Quantitation of MS
    Huntington Beach, United States 2010
  • Grand Rounds: 3DE: Did the Child Ever Grow Up? Au Contraire
    Chicago, United States 2010
  • 1. Quantitative Analysis of Left Ventricular Chamber Size and Function: Better for Diagnosis and Prognosis? What can 3D Echo Offer?2. The Singapore Cardiac Society Echo Lecture 3-D and 4-D Echo: Did the Child Ever Grow Up? Au Contraire!
    Singapore, Singapore 2009
  • 1. Case Presentation for Mitral Valve Disease 2. Breakout session (Advanced Cardiac Imaging) 3. Case Presentation for Aortic Valve Disease
    Chicago, United States 2009
  • 1. Do You See What I See?-Rapid Fire from the OR 2. Symposia: Clinical Decision-Making in Valvular Disease; When and How 3D is Helpful?
    Washington, United States 2009
  • Plenary Session: 3D Echo in Valve Ds. 3D Echo in Valvular Regurgitation
    Washington, United States 2009
  • 1. Symposium 667: Advances in Non-Invasive Imaging-3D Echocardiography for Anatomy and Flow 2. Right Ventricular Function 3.Pre and Post MV Repair Leaflet Evaluation
    Orlando, United States 2009
  • 3D Echocardiography: Concepts and Use in CRT
    Philadelphia, United States 2008
  • Grand Rounds: 3D Echocardiography: Current Technology and Applications
    Country Lake Estates, United States 2008
  • Grand Rounds: From Slices to Volumes
    Philadelphia, United States 2008
  • 1.Echocardiography of the Right Ventricle 2. ACC Integrated Imaging 2008: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy 3.Symposium: Applications of New Echocardiography Techniques: Three-Dimensional Assessment of Volumes 4. Meet the Experts: Role of Echocardiography in Management of Mitral Regurgitation
    Chicago, United States 2008
  • How to Use 3DE in Clinical Practice
    Orlando, United States 2007
  • 1. Quantitation, Pathophysiology and Surgical Anatomy of MR: Real Time 3DE 2.Quantitation, Pathophysiology and Surgical Anatomy of MS: 3DE 3.Quantification of LV function: 2D vs. 3DE
    Huntington Beach, United States 2007
  • 1. Ischemic MR: Newer Insights 2. The Role of 3DE: Evaluation of LV size and function in the post MADIT Era
    New Orleans, United States 2007
  • Imaging Ventricular Dyssynchrony
    San Francisco, United States 2007
  • Multi-Modality Comparison of Volumetric Quantification of Right Ventricular Volumes Using a Novel Semi-Automated Border Detection Software:
    Atlanta, United States 2007
  • New Echocardiographic Methods and Techniques in the Assessment of Ventricular and Valvular Function (
    Atlanta, United States 2007
  • 1. Workshop: Practical Echo Measurements: 3DE 2.Case Studies: of systolic Function 3.Practical application of RT3DE 4.3D cases-A New Way to Guide Intraoperative Management
    Boston, United States 2006
  • How to Incorporate 3DE in Daily Practice
    San Diego, United States 2006
  • Echocardiography for the Practitioner Workshop: 3D Echocardiography
    Irvine, United States 2006
  • Real-Time 3D Echocardiographic Evaluation of the Spatial Position of the Left Ventricular Papillary Muscles (
    Philadelphia, United States 2006
  • 1. Differing Perspectives “3D Echo” 2.3D is Needed Today and It is Here to Stay! (Debate) 3.Case presentation (unusual cases)
    St. Wolfgang, Austria 2005
  • 1.3D Assessment of Valvular Anatomy 2.3D Echocardiography: Current Status and Future Prospects. Is it a Must Have Technology in Every EchoLab? 3.Left Ventricular and Right Ventricular Assessment
    Huntington Beach, United States 2005
  • RT3DE in Acute MI
    Orlando, United States 2005
  • Assessment of cardiovascular response to acute changes in gravity conditions using real-time three-dimensional echocardiography.
    Boston, United States 2005
  • Grand Rounds: 3D Echocardiography
    Norfolk, United States 2004
  • RT3DE: My Best Cases.
    San Diego, United States 2004
  • Grand Rounds: Clinical Applications of RT3DE: Show me the Data
    Huntington Beach, United States 2004
  • Comparison of Left Ventricular Volumes and Ejection Fraction Derived From Acquisitions Using Biplane Imaging and Routine 2D-Echocardiography
    San Diego, United States 2004
  • 3D Echocardiography
    Goiânia, Brazil 2003
  • Validation of Real-Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Measurements of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction with Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Chicago, United States 2003
  • Biplane stress echocardiography using a prototype matrix array transducer allows more rapid acquisition of post-exercise stress images
    San Francisco, United States 2002
  • Three-dimensional Echocardiographic Assessment of Mitral Valve Orifice Area Using Transthoracic Free-Hand Scanning
    Atlanta, United States 2002
  • Mechanisms of balloon mitral valvuloplasty using transthoracic 3D free-hand scanning: Commissurotomy or valve deformation
    Boston, United States 2001
  • Qualitative assessment of prosthetic mitral regurgitant lesions utilizing dynamic three-dimensional color flow Doppler
    Seattle, United States 2001
  • 3D Echocardiography Principles and Practical Application: Assessment of LV Function
    Jakarta, Indonesia 2000
  • Volumetric mitral valve orifice area measurements using transthoracic rapid free-hand scanning
    Chicago, United States 2000
  • Dynamic three-dimensional reconstruction of color flow Doppler Regurgitant jets.
    Washington, United States 1999
  • Delineation of Aortic Coarctation, Dissection and Dilatation, Supravalvular Stenosis, and Atheromatosis in Patients by Volume-Rendered 3-D Echocardiography Using Multiplanar Mode of Data Acquisition in the Clinical Scenario
    Toronto, Canada 1995
  • Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Evaluation of Intracardiac Masses:Delineation of Site, Size and Mobility - Clinical and Experimental Studies.
    San Francisco, United States 1994
  • True Three-Dimensional Delineation of Aortic Tree and Aortic Diseases Using Multiplexed, Transmission Holography from Tomographic Echo-cardiographic Data: Experimental Studies
    Boston, United States 1994
  • Continuous Echo-Angioscopic Three-dimensional Visualization of Dynamic Cardiac Anatomy Using a Novel Method of Processing (Flight Simulation Algorithms) in Three-Dimensional Echocardiography.
    San Francisco, United States 1994
  • True Three-Dimensional Delineation of Aortic Tree and Aortic Diseases Using Multiplexed, Transmission Holography from Tomographic Echo-cardiographic Data: Experimental Studies
    San Francisco, United States 1994
  • Evaluation of Aortic dissection, Aneurysm, Coarctation, and Atheroma by Volume and Surface-Rendered Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Studies Using Omniplane Imaging Probe.
    Orlando, United States 1993
  • Evaluation of Aortic dissection, Aneurysm, Coarctation, and Atheroma by Volume and Surface-Rendered Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Studies Using Omniplane Imaging Probe.
    Orlando, United States 1993

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Cardiology Teaching Award Yale University2011
2008 Rory Childers Teaching Award University of Chicago2008

Professional Service

Yale New Haven Hospital Annual Echo ConferenceI am organizing an Echo Conference for all members of the Echolab across YNHHS along with Dr. Bernardo Lombo, Dr. David Hur and Kelly Giordano, RDCS.2020 - Present
NBE ASExamMy role is on the Writing Committee for the ASE Examination (3 year term)2020 - Present
American Society of EchocardiographyIndustry Round Table2019 - 2021
Advisory Board, LantheusBoard Member2019 - 2020
ASEThis committee selected a research study that included both a physician and biomedical engineer.2019 - 2020
Yale UniversityCommittee Member for the Selection of the New Geriartric Department Chair2019 - Present
American Society of EchocardiographyASE Foundation Member ASE Industry Round Table Committee Member2019 - Present
Advisory Board, Philips HealthcareProviding insight and opinions on current and future technology in cardiac ultrasound2018 - Present
Circulation ImagingReviewer2018 - Present
JACC ImagingReviewer2018 - Present
Yale New Haven Hospital Annual Echo ConferenceCo-Director2018 - Present
CCIBoard Member2017 - 2021
University of Chicago: New Frontiers in EchocardiographyFirst 3D TEE Live Conference2017
American Society of EchocardiographyASE Foundation2016 - Present
Siemens Cardiac Ultrasound, Siemens HealthineersConsultant2012 - Present
American Society of EchocardiographyResearch Committee2012 - Present
Connecticut ACC ChapterCommittee Member2010 - 2012
American Society of EchocardiographyInternational Relations Committee2010 - Present
Journal of American Society of EchocardiographyReviewer2002 - Present
EchocardiographyReviewer2002 - Present

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