Cardiologist in Topeka, KS

According to the CDC, heart disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the United States. At the University of Kansas Health System, we are committed to fighting heart disease and helping our patients live healthier lives. The board-certified cardiologists at our heart health clinic provide patients with preventative care, diagnostic imaging tests, catheterization labs, and a wide range of treatments for heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure and more. We also offer the Watchman procedure, which implants a permanent cardiac device to prevent blood clots.

We are proud to have been the first hospital in Topeka to earn accreditation as a recognized Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology. This accreditation speaks to our dedication to providing members of our community with comprehensive cardiovascular care, delivered by a team of compassionate specialists you can trust.

Find a physician by calling us toll-free at 1-833-4NEWDOC (1-833-463-9362).

Our cardiology treatments and services

Our doctors provide treatments for advanced heart failure, as well as interventional and heart risk prevention procedures. We also offer electrophysiology services and a wide range of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery procedures. Our services include:

  • Ablation therapy
  • Aneurysm and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair
  • Bypass and valve surgery
  • Cardiac rehabilitation services
  • Cardiac testing and monitoring, including Holter monitoring
  • Coronary and peripheral angioplasty and stenting
  • Diabetes education and management
  • Electrophysiology studies and mapping
  • Evaluation and treatment for lipid disorders
  • Hypertension treatment and endocrine disorder care
  • Infusion therapy
  • Loop recorder implantation and management
  • Management of ventricular assist devices
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Non-surgical closure of congenital heart defects
  • Non-surgical heart valve repair and replacement
  • Pacemaker and ICD implantation and management
  • Pulmonary embolism treatment
  • Surgical and nonsurgical vessel repair
  • Thoracic vascular surgery and lung surgery
  • Vein ablation
  • Watchman device implantation

Please call us to learn more about our cardiology services.

Heart screening services

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. However, with regular screenings, heart disease can be treated or even prevented. Our heart health clinic provides various heart screens and imaging tests to detect heart failure, heart disease, heart defects, and other conditions. We offer:

  • Arterial vascular imaging
  • Cardiac computed tomography (CT) services
  • Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Cardiovascular ultrasounds
  • CT angiography
  • Echocardiographic exercise tests
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Pharmacological stress testing
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

Should you require more extensive testing, we may refer you to our specialists at the Imaging Center.

The Watchman procedure

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) causes your heart to beat irregularly, which affects its ability to pump blood normally. When the heart doesn’t pump correctly, blood can collect and form clots, possibly causing a stroke. People with AFib are at an increased risk for stroke than someone with a regular heartbeat.

At the University of Kansas Health System St Francis Campus, we offer the Watchman™ procedure, which reduces stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. This device implantation procedure works differently than blood thinners like warfarin. The Watchman™ is a permanent implant that closes off a part of the heart where blood clots commonly form. The Watchman™ implant is about the size of a quarter, and it doesn’t require open-heart surgery.

You may be a candidate for the Watchman™ if you:

  • Have atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem
  • Are taking or it has been recommended that you take a blood thinner for your AFib
  • Take warfarin but need an alternative to long-term blood thinners because:
  • You have a history of serious bleeding while taking blood thinners
  • You have a lifestyle, occupation, or condition that puts you at risk for serious bleeding
  • You’re taking warfarin and having trouble with your treatment plan, and a different type of blood thinner isn’t an option for you

For more information about the Watchman™, or to find out if you’re a candidate, call 785-233-9643

Patricio Alzamora, MD
Cardiovascular Disease

Sindhu Avula, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Angie T. Bachelor, APRN
Cardiovascular Disease

Hemant R. Boolani, MD
Cardiovascular Disease

Amber Coleman, DNP
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Sumer K. Dhir, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Kristen Dinkel, APRN
Cardiovascular Disease

Arnold R. Graham, MD
Cardiovascular Disease

Shiloh Hamilton, APRN
Cardiovascular Disease

Shawna Isakson, DNP
Cardiovascular Disease

John L. Joliff, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Rita J. Kennedy, APRN
Cardiovascular Disease

Leslie Leifer, APRN
Cardiovascular Disease

Kassie Lukasz, APRN
Cardiovascular Disease

Swapna Mamidipally, MD
Cardiovascular Disease

Sarah Pederson, PA-C
Vascular and Vein Care

Arthur J. Rabinowitz, MD
Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Ahmed Souka, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Diane Wilkins, APRN
Cardiovascular Disease