Roberto M. Lang, MD –Recipient of Department of Medicine Distinguished Service Award

February 01, 2017

Roberto M. Lang, MD

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the clinical, research and educational missions of the Department of Medicine, Roberto M. Lang, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director of the Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratories has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Department of Medicine's Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Lang will be recognized at Medicine Grand Rounds on Tuesday, February 28,2017 at noon in P117.

Dr. Lang is a pioneer in the development of three dimensional transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, a non-invasive technique that is currently used worldwide to diagnose heart disease. His major research interests are the clinical utility of noninvasive techniques in assessing left ventricular contractile state/myocardial perfusion and Three Dimensional echocardiography.

Dr. Lang has published more than 500 manuscripts on cardiac imaging and physiology during his career as well as 6 books. He serves as a manuscript review consultant for most cardiology peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Echocardiography, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging and Journal of Echocardiography, the official journal of the Japanese Society of Echocardiography. He is past president of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Dr. Lang joins a very distinguished group of DOM Distinguished Service Award recipients: Joseph B Kirsner, MD, PhD (2006), Louis Cohen, MD (2007), Janet Rowley, MD (2008), Morton Arnsdorf, MD (2009) and Angelo Scanu, MD (2010), Keyoumars Soltani, MD (2011), Jesse Hall, MD (2013), Mark Siegler, MD and Roy E. Weiss, MD, PhD (2014), Samuel Refetoff, MD (2015), and Eve Van Cauter, PhD (2016).