Dr. Susan Laing is a Professor of Medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). She holds the John Edward Tyson Distinguished Professorship in Cardiology. She serves as the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratories for UTHealth as well as the Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center. She earned her medical degree at the University of the Philippines, Manila, and her Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation from Northwestern University in Chicago.  Dr. Laing trained for her internal medicine residency at the University of Illinois and subsequently completed her cardiology fellowship at Northwestern University.  She joined Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 1998 and served as the Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  In 2006, she joined UTHealth and serves as the Associate Chief of the Division of Cardiology.  She is recognized as a Certified Physician Executive by the American Association of Physician Leadership.

Dr. Laing is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and American Society of Echocardiography.  She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and is a reviewer for several journals.  She is a co-investigator in several grants from the National Institutes of Health, and is an active co-investigator in the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort project in Brownsville, Texas.  Dr. Laing has authored and co-authored >40 publications and book chapters and >65 abstracts in peer reviewed scientific journals.  She is also actively involved in the cardiology fellowship program of UTHealth.


Medical Degree
University of the Philippines
University of IL at Chicago College of Medicine
Northwestern University Medical School
Master Degree
Science in Clinical Investigation from Northwestern University Medical School

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Women’s health, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiography, Exercise and Cardiac rehabilitation

Research Interests

Dr. Laing’s current research interests include novel ultrasound contrast agents for targeted pharmaceutic delivery, health disparities, and cardiovascular diseases in minority population_interests_research

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Diseases