Dr. Wyman Lai, Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Wyman Lai is a leading, nationally-recognized pediatric cardiologist who treats the full spectrum of heart conditions at CHOC Children’s.  He is an expert in the areas of fetal cardiology and non-invasive imaging for heart disease in fetuses and children. Dr. Lai’s research interests include the echocardiographic evaluation of complex congenital heart disease and the use of advanced imaging techniques for the assessment of cardiac function. He has published over 100 journal articles and chapters, and he has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally.

Dr. Lai serves as assistant division chief of cardiology at CHOC Children’s Specialists. He has served as the Chair of the Pediatric and Congenital Council Board of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and currently sits on the National Board of Echocardiography Board of Directors. Dr. Lai is a prolific author who has written many expert publications, books, peer-reviewed articles and has contributed to several high-level textbooks utilized throughout the country.

Dr. Lai graduated from the Brown University School of Medicine and also the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed training in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology at the UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Lai underwent advanced training in congenital cardiac MRI at the Children’s Hospital, Boston.

Locations

CHOC Children’s
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
Fax: 714-509-3949

Administrative Appointments

Medical Director, Echocardiography, CHOC Children’s
Co-Medical Director, Heart Institute, CHOC Children’s
Assistant Division Chief, Cardiology, CHOC Children’s Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    UC Irvine School of Medicine

Education

  • Medical School
    Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Pediatrics Residency
    UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
    UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Pediatric Cardiology MRI Fellowship
    Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston

Honors and Awards

  • New York Super Doctors
  • Best Doctors in America

Presentations

  • Advancing excellence in pediatric echocardiography: pediatric echo laboratory directors
    survey. American Society of Echocardiography Annual Scientific Sessions. Portland, OR.
    June 23, 2014
  • How to… Session Moderator. American Society of Echocardiography Annual Scientific
    Sessions. Portland, OR. June 24, 2014
  • Adult congenital heart disease: common clinical concerns. Moderator. American Society of
    Echocardiography Annual Scientific Sessions. Boston, MA. June 14, 2015
  • When is it time for re-intervention? Invited Faculty. American Society of
    Echocardiography Annual Scientific Sessions. Boston, MA. June 14, 2015
  • Ebstein’s anomaly. Invited Faculty. American Society of Echocardiography Annual
    Scientific Sessions. Boston, MA. June 14, 2015
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance in adult congenital heart disease. Invited Faculty. 23rd
    International Parma Echo Meeting. Parma, Italy. June 18, 2015
  • Double switch procedure. Invited Faculty. 23rd International Parma Echo Meeting. Parma,
    Italy. June 19, 2015
  • Right ventricular assessment by echocardiography: a practical approach. Invited Faculty.
    The 2nd China International Forum of Pediatric Development. Beijing, China. October 10,
    2015
  • Thromboembolic complications in Fontan patients. Invited Faculty. CHAMPS-CHFU
    Program. Shanghai, China. October 14, 2015.
  • Right ventricular assessment by echocardiography: what is practical versus research?
    Invited Faculty. The 3rd Oriental Congress of Pediatrics. Shanghai, China. October 17,
    2015

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Heart Association
  • World Congress of Cardiology
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • National Board of Echocardiography
  • New York Pediatric Echocardiography Society

  • Wyman W. Lai MD
    • Appointments:
      1-888-770-2462
    • Office: 714-509-3939
    • Specialty: Cardiology
    • Board Certified: Cardiology
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital

Dr. Lai's Publications

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