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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

Contact Information

Lissa Sugeng, MD, MPH

Mailing Address

  • Cardiovascular Medicine

    PO Box 208017

    New Haven, CT 06520-8017

    United States

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.


Research Interests

Echocardiography; Heart Valve Diseases

Public Health Interests

Cardiovascular Diseases

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Selected Publications