Ratnasari (Sari) Padang, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Echocardiographer


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Sari Padang, MBBS PhD, is a noninvasive cardiologist with special interest in valvular heart diseases, including native or prosthetic valve disease, and acquired or heritable heart valve conditions.

Her clinical and research focus areas include:

  • Evaluation and management of patients with valvular heart disease, particularly those with familial valve disease such as bicuspid aortic valve disease or mitral valve prolapse
  • Use of stress echocardiography to risk stratify patients with valvular heart disease in order to identify individuals who are at the highest risk of complications and to guide optimal timing for surgery/intervention
  • Peri-procedural echocardiographic evaluation and guidance of various percutaneous intervention for valvular and other structural heart disease

Through her research and clinical work, Dr. Padang aims to improve the assessment, care and overall outcome of patients and families with valvular heart disease.

  1. Intraoperative echocardiography
  2. Stress echocardiogram
  3. Transesophageal echocardiogram
  4. Transthoracic echocardiogram
  • Stress echocardiography for evaluation of valvular heart disease
  • Familial valvular heart disease
  • Native and prosthetic heart valve disease
  • Perioperative and interventional echocardiography, including 3D-echocardiography
  • Bicuspid aortic valve disease and its associated aortoopathy
  1. 2017
    Fellow - Advanced Adult CardiologyMayo Clinic
  2. 2016
    Fellow - Advanced EchocardiographyMayo Clinic
  3. 2015
    Fellow - EchocardiographyRoyal Prince Alfred Hospital
  4. 2015
    PhDUniversity of Sydney
  5. 2011
    Senior RegistrarRoyal Prince Alfred Hospital
  6. 2009
    Medical RegistrarRoyal Prince Alfred Hospital
  7. 2007
    ResidencyFlinders Medical Centre
  8. 2006
    InternshipSt George Hospital
  9. 2004
    MB BSUniversity of New South Wales

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Finalist for best moderated poster competition at Heart Valve Society Conference 2018Heart Valve Society
  2. 2012
    Medicine, UNSW, Top 10% of Graduating Class (1st class Honors)University of New South Wales
  3. 1999
    UNSW Foundation Study Medal for Best Academic Performance University of New South Wales

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - 2021
    Awards Committee, memberAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  2. 2019 - 2021
    Committee MemberAmerican Society of Echocardiography Awards Committee
  3. 2017 - 2019
    CardioServe Research Panel MemberAmerican College of Cardiology
  4. 2017 - 2020
    Research Committee - MemberAmerican College of Cardiology (ACC)
  5. 2017 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  6. 2017 - present
    FellowAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  7. 2014 - present
    MemberEuropean Society of Cardiology
  8. 2014 - present
    MemberEuropean Society of Cardiovascular Imaging
  9. 2013 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Echocardiography
  10. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  11. 2011 - present
    FellowRoyal Australasian College of Physicians
  12. 2011 - present
    Associate MemberCardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
  13. 2009 - 2011
    Committee MemberRoyal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia