Kristen Dinkel, APRN

Office Location:
The University of Kansas Health System Heart and Vascular Center


600 SW College Ave.
Topeka , KS 66606
Phone: 785-233-9643
Fax: 785-295-9434
Cardiovascular Disease

Undergraduate Education:

Washburn University, Topeka, KS – BS Nursing

Advance Education:

Graceland University, Independence, MO – MS Family Nurse Practitioner


Kristen Dinkel, APRN, specializes in cardiology with an emphasis on heart failure management. Certified as a FNP-C by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Kristen is deeply committed to providing patient-centered care and fostering shared decision-making with her patients and their families. She believes in thoroughly explaining treatment options, including risks and benefits, to empower patients in making informed decisions that align with their wishes and goals. Kristen's approach is rooted in empathy and a profound passion for caring for others, treating each patient as a cherished member of a family and striving to deliver the same level of care she would want for her own loved ones.

In addition to her experience in cardiology, Kristen has a diverse healthcare background spanning more than 20 years including various roles as a CNA, army medic, EMS responder, ER nurse, and a long-term care nurse. She remains dedicated to staying updated with the most current evidence-based treatments and practices to ensure her patients receive high-quality care and positive outcomes.

In her spare time, Kristen enjoys spending time outdoors, gardening, crocheting projects, tackling DIY home improvement tasks, and cherishing moments with her son and playful puppy.


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