Mentor Session - Imaging and Cardiology with Dr. Wyman Lai, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, Co-Medical Director, CHOC Children's Heart Institute, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
Dr. Wyman Lai is a leading, internationally recognized pediatric cardiologist who treats the full spectrum of heart conditions at CHOC. 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, the use of advanced imaging techniques for the assessment of cardiac function, and the potential contribution of artificial intelligence in cardiology.
Dr. Lai serves as assistant division chief of cardiology at CHOC Specialists and the co-medical director of the CHOC Heart Institute. He has served on American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Board of Directors and currently sits on the National Board of Echocardiography Board of Directors. Dr. Lai is a prolific author who has written over 100 peer-reviewed research publications and many invited reviews and chapters. He is the lead editor of a comprehensive textbook on pediatric echocardiography, and he has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally.
Dr. Lai graduated from the Brown University School of Medicine, the Harvard School of Public Health, and, more recently, the UCI Paul Merage School of Business. 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 Boston Children’s Hospital.