Biography

Dr. Susan Laing is a Professor of Medicine at the 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 Associate Chief of the Division of Cardiology, the Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, and the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratories for UTHealth and Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center. She earned her medical degree at the University of the Philippines, 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 as faculty in 1998 and served as the Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation.  She joined UTHealth in 2006.  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.  Dr. Laing performs basic, translational, and clinical research.  She is a co-investigator in several grants from the National Institutes of Health, and is a co-investigator in the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort project in Brownsville, Texas.  Dr. Laing has authored and co-authored >50 publications and book chapters and >75 abstracts in peer reviewed scientific journals.  She holds one patent on a novel echogenic vehicle for clinical delivery of plasminogen activator and other fibrin-binding therapeutics to thrombi.

Education

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

Areas of Interest

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 populations.

Board Certifications

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