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Nuclear Cardiologist - Kansas City, MO

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Nuclear Cardiologist - Kansas City, MO

  • 4401 Wornall Rd, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64111
  • Full time

The Mid-America Heart Institute and Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City is seeking a board certified/board eligible cardiologist with advanced Level III training in Nuclear Cardiology, including PET.

Position Highlights

  • The candidate will be joining six nuclear cardiologists – Dr. Tim Bateman (former president of ASNC), Dr. Kevin Bybee, Dr. Iain McGhie, Dr. James O’Keefe, Dr. Randall Thompson (current president of ASNC), and Dr. Brett Sperry
  • The department has 4 nuclear cardiology laboratories located in each of the SLHS hospitals across the KC metro area
  • Each site has PET-CT and SPECT capabilities, including digital PET at MAHI and Saint Luke’s East locations. All studies are processed and interpreted centrally at the main campus, located at the MAHI
  • Approximately 8,000 nuclear studies are performed annually, with the majority being PET studies
  • All the laboratories provide comprehensive nuclear cardiology services including flow quantification with PET myocardial perfusion studies, F18 FDG PET studies for assessment of myocardial viability as well as infective and infiltration processes; attenuation-corrected CZT and Anger SPECT myocardial perfusion and pyrophosphate studies for our Cardiac Amyloid Clinic
  • The program is supported by dedicated physics and IT expertise
  • The group and institution are affiliated with the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and the cardiology group is an integral component of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, which also is ACGME-accredited in Advanced Heart Failure, Electrophysiology and Interventional Cardiology


  • The applicant would be expected to have an interest in, and be actively involved in clinical research
  • Expertise in additional cardiac imaging modalities is not a prerequisite, accommodations will be made according to the applicants training, expertise and interests
  • The applicant would be expected to play a role in the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program

About Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Luke’s Health System includes 18 hospitals and campuses across the Kansas City region, home care and hospice, behavioral health care, dozens of physician practices, a life care senior living community, and more. Saint Luke’s Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit, aligned health system committed to the highest levels of excellence in providing health care and health-related services in a caring environment. We are dedicated to enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the diverse communities we serve. The health system’s outstanding clinical outcomes, reputation for exceptional customer service, dedication to research and innovation, and state-of-the-art facilities and technology reflect our vision of being “the best place to get care, the best place to give care.”

About Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is a world-renowned center for cardiovascular care in the heart of Kansas City and has consistently ranked in the top 22 nationally in the last several U.S. News & World reports. It offers comprehensive cardiovascular care including coronary artery disease, valvular/structural heart disease, heart rhythm management, cardiovascular imaging (echo, nuclear, CT, MRI), preventative cardiology, maternal-fetal cardiology, cardio-oncology, and advanced heart failure (including heart transplantation and LVAD). The cardiovascular practice currently includes 65 cardiologists and 45 advanced practice providers within a very high-volume office and hospital-based practice.

Practice Information

  • Employment position with the Saint Luke’s Physician Group, Cardiovascular division
  • Highly supported group environment with very good work-life balance
  • Competitive salary not based on productivity
  • Visa sponsorship available
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About Kansas City

Saint Luke's is proud to call Kansas City home. With locations on both sides of the state line, the health system serves more than 2.1 million people and 240 neighborhoods in Kansas and Missouri. USA Today has regularly named Kansas City a top area for affordability, high-quality schools, and low traffic. 

The greater Kansas City metro area is a vibrant, growing community known for its thriving arts scene, world champion sports teams, natural beauty, and exceptional quality of life.  It’s a place where unique sights and historic architecture meet cutting-edge innovation. On top of that, you’ll find dozens of museums, shopping and entertainment districts, wineries and breweries, hiking and biking trails, and restaurants of every culinary stripe. 

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Effective November 1st, 2021, full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment for all Saint Luke’s Health System employees unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.
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Physician Benefits

We value our physicians and provide them with an excellent compensation and benefits package including malpractice insurance, tax deferred retirement plan with an employer match, health and dental insurance, vacation, CME, and more.