About Willie E Lawrence, Jr.

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 and director of the hospital's cardiac rehabilitation program. He earned his medical degree from Harvard University, completed a residency at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and completed a cardiology and an interventional fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Lawrence is affiliated with Research Medical Center.


Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School; Brigham & Women's Hospital

Johns Hopkins University/Hospital

Certifications & Memberships

Am Bd Int med (Sub: Interventional Cardiology) - Status: Certified; Am Bd Int Med (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease) - Status: Certified



Languages Spoken


Procedures & Conditions

Angioplasty, Cardiac (Heart) Angiography, Cardiac (Heart) Catheterization, Cardiac (Heart) Catheterization - Angioplasty Stenting, Cardiac (Heart) Echocardiography, Cardiac (Heart) Nuclear Stress Testing, Cardiovascular Diseases, Cardioversion, ECG (Echocardiography - Echocardiogram), Echo Stress Test, Echocardiogram, EKG (Electrocardiogram), Holter Monitor, Pacemakers, Stress Tests, Transesophageal Echocardiography, , Heart Disease , Atrial Fibrillation , Coronary Artery Disease , Hypertension , Heart Attack


Cardiovascular Disease

Office Locations

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists
2330 E Meyer Blvd
Suite 509
Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 276-4800
Fax: (816) 523-1425

Additional Locations

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists

2000 SE Blue Pkwy Ste 210
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Phone: (816) 607-2950
Fax: (816) 607-2990