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About Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists

Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists are your community cardiologists and cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, providing comprehensive cardiovascular care as well as vascular and thoracic surgical services in greater Kansas City and the surrounding areas.

Our extensive training and experience in numerous heart care specialties, diverse backgrounds and clinical specializations ensures that our practice can effectively take care of any complex cardiovascular problem. Complementing our professional skills is our commitment to partner closely with our primary care colleagues to establish and deliver a strong and consistent continuum of care for you as our patients. As part of our commitment to providing quality healthcare, Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists has a fully integrated electronic medical record (EMR) system allowing our physicians access to patient information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week even during emergencies.

Our physicians are committed to making sure you and your family have access to quality cardiac care close to home from doctors you know and trust.

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists is part of the HCA Midwest Physicians network in Kansas City. We are affiliated with HCA Midwest Health and includes Kansas City General & Vascular Surgery.

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Carl Akin, MD

Carl Akin, MD
Dr. Akin earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine and completed a fellowship in cardiology at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is a member of the Metropolitan Medical Society of Kansas City, the American Medical Association, and the Missouri State Medical Association. Dr. Akin is board certified in internal medicine...   More


Lillard Ashley, MD

Lillard Ashley, MD

Lillard G. Ashley, Jr., MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained cardiologist serving residents in the Greater Kansas City area. Dr. Ashley treats patients at Lee's Summit Medical Center. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Ashley has served in a number of professional leadership roles over the years, including president of the Lee's Summit Medical Center medical...   More


Timothy Blackburn, MD

Timothy Blackburn, MD
Timothy L. Blackburn, MD, FACC, a board-certified cardiologist with Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists, has served patients in the Kansas City area for more than 25 years. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Golden Valley Memorial Hospital and currently serves patients within the Belton and Clinton, Mo. communities. Dr. Blackburn is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography, and...   More


Stephen Bloom, MD

Stephen Bloom, MD
Dr. Bloom earned his bachelor's degree from Clark University, graduating magna cum laude, and earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and St. Elizabeth's Hospital of Boston. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, nuclear cardiology, and cardiovascular computed...   More


Richard Brown, MD

Richard Brown, MD
Dr. Rick Brown delivers invasive, non-interventional cardiology services at Lees Summit Medical Center. Dr. Brown has 15 years of experience providing care for cardiovascular patients in the Kansas City area. His clinical skills include pacemaker and device implantation, nuclear cardiology, transthoracic/transesophageal echocardiography, advanced lipid management, and preventative cardiology. Dr. Brown earned his medical degree from the University...   More





Kiranmayi Chilappa, MD

Kiranmayi Chilappa, MD
Dr. Chilappa earned her medical degree from Osmania Medical College (India). She completed her internal medicine residency and cardiovascular fellowship at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. She completed her advanced echocardiography fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY. She is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography. Her areas of expertise include valvular heart disease...   More


Paul Chu, MD

Paul Chu, MD
Dr. Chu earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and completed a fellowship in cardiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and is a member of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, the American Society of Echocardiology and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. ...   More


Elizabeth Dang, MD

Elizabeth Dang, MD
Dr. Dang earned her bachelor's degree and medical degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine and cardiovascular fellowship at Naval Medical Center-San Diego. She served as Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, as a flight surgeon with a Marine helicopter squadron, and later as Director of Echocardiography Laboratory at Naval Medical Center. She was appointed...   More


Bangalore Deepak, MD

Bangalore Deepak, MD
Dr. Deepak earned his medical degree from Mysore University, India. He continued his postgraduate medical training in the United Kingdom, leading to Membership of Royal College of Physicians (UK) and in the United States at Bridgeport Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine completing internal medicine residency, cardiology and Interventional cardiology fellowship. Dr. Deepak is board-certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology, echocardiography...   More


Aaron Doonan, MD

Aaron Doonan, MD
A native Kansan, Dr. Doonan earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and was a chief cardiology fellow at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Doonan is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and interventional cardiology. He has interests in treatment of chronic total occlusions (CTO), closure of atrial septal defects/patent foramen ovales...   More


Terry Gallion, MD

Terry Gallion, MD
Dr. Gallion is board-certified in thoracic and general surgery as well as surgical critical care. He has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Gallion earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he also completed his residency. Dr. Gallion performs 98 percent of all open-heart procedures at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Mo. Centerpoint Medical Center's cardiac surgery program has been awarded...   More




Hamner Hannah, MD

Hamner Hannah, MD
Dr. Hannah is board-certified in surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Hannah has been named a Super Doctor each year since 2007 and received the 2008 Physician Frist Humanitarian Award by Menorah Medical Center. He has served as chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center and medical staff...   More





Megan Jackson, NP

Megan Jackson, NP

Megan Jackson, FNP, a nurse practitioner with Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists, delivers highly-skilled, quality heart care and patient education to the residents of Overland Park, and Leawood, Kansas, and the surrounding communities in southern Johnson County. Megan is affiliated with the Menorah Medical Center office of Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists. A former intensive care unit (ICU) registered nurse, Megan has a reputation for...   More




Willie Lawrence, MD

Willie Lawrence, MD
Dr. Lawrence is board certified in internal medicine with subspecialties in cardiovascular diseases, interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In addition to his Kansas City Super Doctors honor, Dr. Lawrence was named the 2011 national Physician of the Year by the American Heart Association. He is chief of cardiology at Research Medical Center. Dr. Lawrence is the founder and director of Research Medical Center's Congestive Heart Failure program...   More


Bernard Levi, MD

Bernard Levi, MD
Dr. Levi earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California in San Diego and his cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He was a major in the United States Air Force, where he was Chief of Internal Medicine at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada. He is ...   More




Paul Nager, DO

Paul Nager, DO
Dr. Nager earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. Initially pursuing a career in preventative medicine, he graduated from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Services. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Cardiology at Sinai Hospital in Detroit, Michigan where he attained board certification in both specialties. Subsequently he trained for an extra year in interventional cardiology...   More


Sarat Pachalla, MD

Sarat Pachalla, MD
Dr. Pachalla is board certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiovascular diseases and added qualifications in interventional cardiology. Dr. Pachalla has been recognized by his Kansas City area colleagues, as a Super Doctor honoree. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. Dr. Pachalla earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois, Peoria, completed...   More


Peter Park, MD

Peter Park, MD
Dr. Park is board certified in electrophysiology, cardiovascular disease, and internal medicine and is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology. He has a bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and a medical degree from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. Dr. Park completed his internal medicine residency at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center/UCLA San...   More


Sejal Patel, PA

Sejal Patel, PA
Sejal R. Patel, PA-C , partners closely with physician colleagues at Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists to offer comprehensive, expert heart care for her patients. With a background that encompasses family medicine, emergency/trauma care, orthopedics, pediatrics and more, Sejal is skilled at diagnosing and treating a broad range of conditions. She also has specialized expertise in emergency care, including triage and diagnoses for suspected...   More


Ujjaval Patel, MD

Ujjaval Patel, MD
Dr. Patel is board certified in internal medicine with subspecialties in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology. His expertise includes general and interventional cardiology and peripheral vascular interventions. In addition to coronary angioplasty and stent placement, Dr. Patel specializes in complex coronary interventions like ablation and chronic total occlusion interventions. He performs intravascular ultrasound, intracardiac ultrasound...   More


Karl Pfuetze, MD

Karl Pfuetze, MD
Dr. Karl Pfuetze has practiced cardiology in the Kansas City area since 1976. He grew up in Kansas City and attended the University of Kansas for both undergraduate and medical school studies. He won the award for top student in internal medicine for his junior and senior years combined. After two years of family practice residency in Sacramento, California, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. Upon his return he spent six years at Walter...   More


George Pierson, MD

George Pierson, MD
Dr. Pierson is an interventional cardiologist. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center and did his cardiology fellowship at Duke University. He has been practicing in Kansas City for over 25 years. Dr. Pierson specializes in angioplasty and stent placement involving coronary arteries and is board certified in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Pierson has a PhD in cellular biology and physiology. He has special interests...   More


George Pogson, MD

George Pogson, MD
Dr. Pogson earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine and completed a fellowship in cardiology at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. He is a member of the Metropolitan Medical Society of Kansas City, the Missouri Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is also a fellow with the American College of Cardiology....   More


Theodore Pope, MD

Theodore Pope, MD
Dr. Pope earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering at Kansas State University and he earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Ohio and his cardiology fellowship at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He served 12 years in the United States Air Force as an internist and cardiologist, including...   More




C David Rios, MD

C David Rios, MD
C. David Rios, MD is a board certified cardiologist with more than 14 years of clinical experience. He received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Rios has been the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including the Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical...   More


Ahmed Romeya, MD

Ahmed Romeya, MD
Ahmed A Romeya, MD is a Cardiothoracic surgeon who is board certified in thoracic surgery, general surgery and internal medicine. He has a special interest in minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery and endovascular procedures, including trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Prior to joining Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists, Dr. Romeya practiced in Las Vegas with Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of Nevada. He completed his...   More


Kristine Rottinghaus, NP

Kristine Rottinghaus, NP
I have been practicing for 14 years. My care philosophy which guides my professional role incorporates educating patients about their healthcare issues and treatment, while providing support to increase their overall self reliance and improve self-wellness competencies.   More


Rajendran Sabapathy, MD

Rajendran Sabapathy, MD
Dr. Sabapathy is a board-certified, fellowship-trained interventional cardiologist with nearly 15 years of private practice experience. He is a native of Joplin, Missouri and received his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Sabapathy completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia and served as chief resident. He completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of California-Davis where...   More


Prem Samuel, MD

Prem Samuel, MD
Dr. Samuel is an experienced cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon who has performed many complex procedures at multiple hospitals during his career. He has been practicing in the Kansas City metro area for the past 12 years. Dr. Samuel completed medical school, one year of house surgery, and three years of post-graduate training in general surgery at Madras University in Madras, India. His surgical internship was at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New...   More


Alan Schneider, MD

Alan Schneider, MD
Dr. Schneider earned his bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Chicago. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology as well as a member of the American...   More


Frederic Seligson, MD

Frederic Seligson, MD
Dr. Seligson is board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery and has practiced medicine for more than 20 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic procedures and is known throughout the area for his expertise in complex and re-operative valve surgery, as well as thoracic and trachea surgery. Dr. Seligson is a multi-year Kansas City Super Doctors honoree, as well as the recipient of other awards. He is a fellow of American College of Surgeons, American...   More


Rachel Sosland, MD

Rachel Sosland, MD
Dr. Sosland holds a bachelor's degree from Washington University and earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and then completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Kansas School of Medicine where she served as Chief Fellow of Cardiology. Dr. Sosland is board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible...   More


Lloyd Stahl, MD

Lloyd Stahl, MD
Dr. Stahl holds a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Baltimore City Hospital. Dr. Stahl was a fellow in cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has also published several articles on cardiovascular research topics. Dr. Stahl's areas of expertise include non-invasive...   More


H William Stites, MD

H William Stites, MD
H. William Stites III, MD, FACC is a tenured heart specialist with subspecialty certification in both cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Stites has extensive experience in both private practice and academic settings and served as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine. Dr. Stites is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the Council...   More



Richard Thompson, MD

Richard Thompson, MD
Dr. Thompson has been in practice in the Kansas City area for nearly 20 years. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Purdue University and has a Master's degree in physiology from Ball State University. He received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis Indiana. He did his residency at St Vincent's hospital in Indianapolis and served as that institution's Chief Resident. He completed his cardiology fellowship from...   More



Carrie Totta, MD

Carrie Totta, MD
Dr. Carrie Totta attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She completed residencies at both the University of Texas and St. Louis University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Midwest Heart Associates, Dr. Totta served as a cardiologist with the VA Medical Center in Kansas City. She is a former assistant professor of medicine in the cardiovascular division of Saint Louis University School of Medicine...   More


Chandrasekhar Vasamreddy, MD

Chandrasekhar Vasamreddy, MD
Dr. Vasamreddy earned his medical degree from S. V. Medical College in Tirupathi, India. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He was a research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He completed his cardiology fellowship and an additional year of fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is board...   More


Alec Weisberg, MD

Alec Weisberg, MD
Dr. Alec Weisberg obtained his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville. He completed a residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and fellowships at Vanderbilt and the Texas Heart Institute, Houston. Dr. Weisberg specializes in interventional cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and noninvasive vascular imaging. He is board-certified. Dr. Weisberg has been honored as the chief cardiology fellow at the Texas Heart Institute...   More


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Map and Locations

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists

19550 E 39th St., #220
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 461-6837

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists - Belton

17065 S 71 Hwy
Belton, MO 64012
Phone: (816) 348-4270

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists - Harrisonville

2800 E Rock Haven Rd.
Harrisonville, MO 64701
Phone: (816) 380-8081

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists - Independence

19550 E 39th St., #210
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 478-9071

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists - Kansas City

2330 E Meyer Blvd., #509
Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 276-4800

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists - Lee's Summit

2000 SE Blue Parkway, #210
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Phone: (816) 607-2950

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists - Overland Park

12200 W. 106th St., #320
Overland Park, KS 66215
Phone: (913) 227-0506

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists - Overland Park

5701 W 119th St., #430
Overland Park, KS 66209
Phone: (913) 253-3000