Andrew Sauer, MD, to Join Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute

March 31, 2022

Kansas City, Mo. — As part of Saint Luke’s Health System’s continuous efforts to extend comprehensive care across the region and beyond, Saint Luke’s is pleased to announce that Andrew Sauer, MD, will join the Saint Luke’s Cardiovascular Consultants team effective July 11. Dr. Sauer is a cardiologist specializing in heart failure, cardiac transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support.

As a leading cardiology and heart surgery program, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is dedicated to building on its legacy through high-quality patient care, research, and medical education. The addition of Dr. Sauer underscores Saint Luke’s commitment to providing heart care to patients in an even broader geographic area.

“We are always looking to grow and expand our program,” said Matthew Deedy, MD, Chair, Cardiovascular Division, Saint Luke's Physician Group and Co-Executive Medical Director, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute. “We are delighted that Dr. Sauer chose to bring his expertise to Saint Luke’s, helping us further extend the excellent cardiology care we provide into our critical access regions and beyond.”

Dr. Sauer will be working in outreach and with heart failure and transplant patients at Anderson County Hospital in Garnett, KS, Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, MO, Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, MO, and at SLHS clinics in Clinton, Warrensburg, and Wichita.

Dr. Sauer joins Saint Luke’s from the University of Kansas Health System, where he provided leadership for its heart failure, heart transplant, mechanical circulatory support, remote monitoring, and research programs. Dr. Sauer earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.  He completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and his training in cardiovascular disease at Northwestern University Medical Center.

Saint Luke’s Hospital is proud to be ranked 25th in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report and is the third hospital in the U.S to achieve Comprehensive Cardiac Center certification from The Joint Commission.

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, a member of Saint Luke’s Health System and a teaching affiliate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is one of the preeminent cardiovascular programs in the country. Its legacy of innovation began more than 40 years ago when it opened as the nation’s first heart hospital. Since then, the Heart Institute has earned a world-wide reputation for excellence in the treatment of heart disease, including interventional cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, imaging, heart failure, transplant, heart disease prevention, women’s heart disease, electrophysiology, outcomes research, and health economics. With more than 70 full-time board certified cardiovascular specialists on staff, the Heart Institute offers one of the largest heart failure/heart transplant programs in the country, is the most experienced transcatheter aortic valve replacement program in the Midwest, and is a global teaching site for the newest approaches to opening challenging blocked arteries using minimally invasive techniques.