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The Mid-America Heart Institute (MAHI), Saint Luke’s Health System (SLHS), Kansas City is seeking a board certified/board eligible cardiologist with advanced training in Nuclear Cardiology, including PET. The candidate will be joining six nuclear cardiologists – Drs. Tim Bateman (former president of ASNC), Kevin Bybee, Iain McGhie, James O’Keefe, Randall Thompson (current president of ASNC), and Brett Sperry. Nuclear Cardiology is part of the Cardiovascular Radiologic Imaging Department which is part of the Cardiology Service Line and also includes Cardiovascular CT and Cardiac MRI. 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 applicant would be expected to have an interest in, and be actively involved in, clinical research. The applicant can request a percentage of time be dedicated to clinical research through our unique Clinical Scholars Program. While expertise in additional cardiac imaging modalities is not a prerequisite, accommodations will be made according to the applicants training, expertise and interests. 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 play a role in the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program.
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 25 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.
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.
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