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A new treatment brings hope

Doris Bowman was too sick to receive the lifesaving open heart surgery she desperately needed. That's when her cardiologist at The University of Kansas Health System recommended a clinical trial for a new minimally invasive procedure.

"When Dr. Emert to me I was a candidate, I had no hesitation."

Read her story.

Our Doctors

The cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at The University of Kansas Health System are some of the most respected heart doctors in Kansas City. In fact, they are nationally known for their leadership in advancing the standard of heart care. Our heart doctors are at the forefront of innovation – developing and performing sophisticated new treatments based on the most current research. With a long history of innovative, compassionate care, they use today's most advanced therapies to save and improve more lives.

Our cardiology specialists are experienced in caring for all types of heart conditions, including advanced heart failure, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation and more. To make an appointment with a cardiologist, call 913-588-1227. You can also request your appointment online. People travel to Kansas City from across the region to receive heart care from our team of expert cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons.

A team you can trust

Cardiologists

Our board-certified physicians are well-respected as innovators in their field. As faculty members at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, they are leaders in cardiac research, pioneering new approaches for heart care and discovering breakthroughs that improve the lives of people in Kansas City and around the world.

Cardiothoracic surgeons

Cardiac surgeons at The University of Kansas Health System offer a level of experience and expertise that is second to none. Together, they have performed more thoracic and cardiovascular procedures than any other team in the Kansas City area.

Our surgeons are leaders in the development of new minimally invasive procedures and surgical techniques. They have spearheaded decades of innovation in the treatment of aortic aneurysms, heart arrhythmia, heart valves and more.

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  • Abicht, Travis O MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Heart Transplantation
    Cardiothoracic Surgery

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  • Berenbom, Loren D MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Long QT-HOCM-Brugada Congenital Disorders
    Complex Arrhythmia Management
    Supraventricular Arrhythmia Ablation
    Sudden Cardiac Death Screening
    Ventricular Tachycardia

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  • Bhagat, Ravi K MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    Echocardiography
    Valvular Heart Disorders
    Transesophageal Echocardiography
    Congestive Heart Failure

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  • Bormann, Steven W MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiac CT Angiography
    Heart Valve Diseases
    Nuclear Cardiology
    Transesophageal Echocardiography
    Consultative Cardiology

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  • Burnett, Dak R MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    Complex Arrhythmia Management
    Clinical Cardiology
    Heart Rhythm Problems

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  • Ceule, Scott R MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Emergency Medicine

  • Cho, Jenny G MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Vascular Surgery

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  • Collins, Zachary S MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Interventional Radiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
    Interventional Oncology
    Nuclear Medicine
    PET-CT

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  • Daon, Emmanuel MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Robotic Surgery
    Cardiac Valve Repair
    Cardiac Valve Replacement
    Lung Cancer Surgery
    Esophageal Surgery

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  • Dawn, Buddhadeb MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    Myocardial Stress Perfusion Imaging
    Echocardiography
    Transesophageal Echocardiography

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  • Dendi, Raghuveer MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Implantable Defibrillators
    Radiofrequency Ablation
    Sudden Cardiac Death Screening
    Complex Arrhythmia Management

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  • Dulin, Jose I MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Clinical Cardiology
    General Cardiology
    Heart Disease
    Heart Attack
    Heart Failure

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  • Earnest, Matthew B MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Interventional Cardiology
    Cardiac Catheterization
    Consultative Cardiology
    Heart Attack
    Preventive Cardiology

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  • Emert, Martin P MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Cardiac Device Implantation (Pacemaker/ICD/CRT)
    Radiofrequency Ablation
    Sudden Cardiac Death Screening
    Device/Pacemaker/ICD Lead Extraction

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  • Ferrell, Ryan S MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Clinical Cardiology
    Heart Valve Diseases
    Transesophageal Echocardiography
    Preventive Cardiology
    Second Opinions in Cardiology

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  • Freeman, Jonathan A MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    Valvular Heart Disorders
    Echocardiography
    Heart Failure
    Transesophageal Echocardiography

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  • Genton, Randall E MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Cardiac Transplant Evaluation
    Cardiac Transplant Follow-Up
    Consultative Cardiology
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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  • Goertz, Kenneth K MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Pediatric Cardiology
    Pediatric Critical Care
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    Congenital Heart Diseases

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  • Gollub, Steven B MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    Echocardiography
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Heart Valve Diseases
    Transesophageal Echocardiography

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  • Gupta, Bhanu P MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Advanced Heart Failure
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices
    Structural Heart Disease
    Transplant Cardiology

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  • Gupta, Kamal MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Peripheral Artery Disease
    Fibromuscular Dysplasia
    Coronary Intervention
    Cardiac Catheterization

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  • Hannen, Marina N MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiac CT Angiography
    Consultative Cardiology
    Nuclear Cardiology
    Transesophageal Echocardiography
    Womens Heart Health

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  • Harbrecht, James J MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    Clinical Cardiology
    Preventive Medicine
    Valvular Heart Disorders
    Heart Valve Diseases

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  • Hegde, S Roy MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Heart Valve Diseases
    Preventive Cardiology
    Valvular Heart Disorders

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  • Johnson, Philip L MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Interventional Radiology
    Interventional Neuroradiology
    Neuroradiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
    Aortic Aneurysm

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  • Kindred, Lynn H MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    General Cardiology
    Heart Attack

  • Kramer, Jeffrey B MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Coronary Artery Disease Surgery
    Cardiac Valve Replacement
    Cardiac Valve Repair
    Heart Valve Surgery

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  • Kvapil, Jared A MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    General Cardiology

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  • Lakkireddy, Dhanunjaya R MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Complex Arrhythmia Management
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Supraventricular Tachycardia
    Ventricular Arrhythmia Ablation
    Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System

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  • Mehta, Ashwani MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Interventional Cardiology
    Peripheral Vascular Intervention
    Diagnostic Cardiology
    Consultative Cardiology
    Clinical Cardiology

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  • Muehlebach, Gregory F MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Lung Surgery
    Coronary Artery Disease Surgery
    Heart Valve Surgery
    Aortic Aneurysm

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  • Mulhern, Kevin M MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Congenital Heart Diseases
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    Pregnancy and the Heart
    Inherited Heart Diseases
    Connective Tissue Diseases

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  • Nath, Jayant MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    Nuclear Cardiology
    Preventive Cardiology
    Echocardiography
    Heart Disease

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  • Owens, Steven D MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    Heart Attack
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Heart Rhythm Management
    Peripheral Vascular Disease

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  • Pimentel, Rhea C MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Cardiac Device Implantation (Pacemaker/ICD/CRT)
    Radiofrequency Ablation
    Sudden Cardiac Death Screening
    Device/Pacemaker/ICD Lead Extraction

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  • Porter, Charles B MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Heart Failure
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Heart Disease in Cancer Patients
    Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
    Cardiac Transplant Evaluation

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  • Quint, Clay C MD PhD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Vascular Surgery
    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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  • Reddy, Yeruva V MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Complex Arrhythmia Management
    Atrial Fibrillation
    Cardiac Arrhythmia
    Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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  • Rosamond, Thomas L MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Advanced Imaging Techniques
    Cardiac CT
    Cardiac MRI
    Echocardiography
    Nuclear Cardiology

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  • Sheldon, Seth H MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Device/Pacemaker/ICD Lead Extraction
    Supraventricular Tachycardia
    Ventricular Arrhythmia Ablation
    Cardiac Device Implantation (Pacemaker/ICD/CRT)
    Long QT-HOCM-Brugada Congenital Disorders

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  • Simari, Robert D MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    General Cardiology
    Cardiac Clinical Trials
    Cardiovascular Research and New Device Trials
    Clinical Cardiology
    Consultative Cardiology

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  • Simmons, Ashley R MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Womens Heart Disease/Heart Disease in Women
    Echocardiography
    Clinical Cardiology
    Consultative Cardiology
    Diagnostic Cardiology

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  • Tadros, Peter N MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Interventional Cardiology
    Peripheral Vascular Intervention
    Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Cardiac Clinical Trials
    Heart Attack

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  • Vacek, James L MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiac CT Angiography
    Cardiovascular Research and New Device Trials
    Consultative Cardiology
    Echocardiography
    Peripheral Vascular Disease

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  • Weiford, Brian C MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Echocardiography
    Cardiac CT Angiography
    Nuclear Cardiology
    Transesophageal Echocardiography
    Heart Valve Diseases

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  • Wiley, Mark A MD RVPI

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    Clinical Focus:
    Structural Heart Disease
    Heart Valve Diseases
    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    Coronary Artery Disease
    Peripheral Vascular Intervention

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  • Willhoite, Douglas J MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiac CT Angiography
    Consultative Cardiology
    Echocardiography
    Nuclear Cardiology
    Heart Valve Diseases

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  • Wilson, David B MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Consultative Cardiology
    Echocardiography
    Clinical Cardiology
    Heart Valve Diseases
    Transesophageal Echocardiography

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  • Yarlagadda, Sri G MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    General Nephrology
    Hypertension
    Kidney Disease
    Proteinuric Kidney Diseases
    Diabetic Renal Disease

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  • Zorn, George Trip L MD

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    Clinical Focus:
    Cardiac Valve Repair
    Cardiac Valve Replacement
    Heart Valve Surgery
    Coronary Artery Disease Surgery
    Aortic Aneurysm

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