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Provider Profile

Deepthi Vodnala, MD

Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology
Call to make an appointment 816-931-1883


Medical School
Siddhartha Medical College/NTR
Internal Medicine, Michigan State University Internal Medicine Residency Program, East Lansing, MI
Cardiovascular Disease, St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, MI
Heart Failure & Cardiac Transplantation Medicine, University of MO-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Adv Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • transplant cardiology
  • mechanical assist devices
  • echocardiography
  • clinical cardiology


A board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Vodnala specializes in treating advanced heart failure. Her clinical interests include transplant cardiology, mechanical assist devices, echocardiography, and clinical cardiology.

Dr. Vodnala's accomplishments include:

  • Woman in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence, American Heart Association, 2013
  • Citation in the latest 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults. 
  • Outstanding Resident Researcher, Michigan State University Internal Medicine Residency, 2012.  
  • Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society induction, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Chapter, 2012    
  • Award for outstanding performance (Dr. C. SITA DEVI & Dr. C.R.R.M. REDDY ENDOWMENT AWARD) in Siddhartha Medical College, 2007 

Accepted Insurances

  • Aetna Better Health/KanCare (KS Medicaid)
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice POS
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan HMO
  • Aetna First Health Network (excluding limited benefit plans)
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS
  • Aetna Medicare Plan (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select HMO
  • Aetna Select Local HMO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA) HMO, POS, PPO
  • Aetna UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Freedom Plus Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna/Coventry Advantra Total Care Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas Blue Choice Preferred Care Blue PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Blue Select Plus (UCMO and City of KCMO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Federal PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select PPO
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • BCBS of Kansas Federal
  • BCBS of Kansas Traditional
  • BCBS of Michigan Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue KC Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna National POS Open Access
  • Cigna OAP
  • Cigna PPO
  • CompResults/CompAlliance (WC) PPO
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Home State Health Plan Missouri Medicaid (Missouri practices)
  • Humana Choice PPO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP - Medicare Advantage
  • Humana Kansas City PPOx
  • Humana National POS-Open Access Plans
  • Humana PPO
  • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne PPO
  • Integrated Health Plan PPO
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medica Connect
  • Medica Select
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care Health Plan - Missouri Medicaid (MO practices only)
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management PPO (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • Private Healthcare Systems PPO
  • ProviDRs Care Network PPO (formerly WPPA)
  • Sunflower State Health Plan Kansas Medicaid (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare - All Savers Insurance Company POS
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (KS Practices, KanCare, Kansas Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan (MO practices, Missouri Medicaid)
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Reimbursement Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Definity Health Savings Account POS
  • United Healthcare - Golden Rule HMO (HMO & PPO)
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select HMO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - United Health One (Short Term Medical)
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete Choice PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare - AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Dual Complete SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Complete PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Gold SNP PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare - Medicare Silver SNP PPO


1. Saroj Neupane; Deepthi Vodnala; Gerald I. Cohen. Bubbles, bubbles, here and there: a case of acquired systemic to pulmonary venous shunt. European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging 2015. 28 August 2015, doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jev205

2. Heather Laird-Fick, Ashish Tiwari, Santhosshi Narayanan, Ying Qin, Deepthi Vodnala, Manisha Bhutani. A case of comorbid myxoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia: not just a coincidence? Case Reports in Oncological Medicine. April 2014. vol. 2014, Article ID 142746, doi:10.1155/2014/142746.

3. Deepthi Vodnala, Melvin Rubenfire, Robert Brook. Secondary causes of dyslipidemia. American Journal of Cardiology. 2012 Sep 15;110(6):823-5. Epub 2012 Jun 2. Citations (24)

4. Rubenfire M, Vodnala D, Krishnan SM, Bard RL, Jackson EA, Giacherio D, Brook RD. Lipoprotein (a): Perspectives from a lipid-referral program. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2012 Jan-Feb;6(1):66-73. Epub 2011 Jun 21. Citations (5)

5. Deepthi Vodnala, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Robert Brook. Medical management of the patient with intermittent claudication. Cardiology Clinics. Cardiology Clinic. 2011 Aug;29(3):363-79. Citations (9)

6. Deepthi Vodnala, Robert D Brook, Robert L. Bard, Sangeetha K. Mahadevan, Elizabeth A. Jackson, Melvin Rubenfire. Potential effects on clinical management of following treatment algorithms based on apolipoprotein-B/A and total/high density lipoprotein-cholesterol ratios. Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2011 May-Jun;5(3):159-65. Epub 2011 Feb 12. Citations (2)

7. Narawudt Prasertwitayakij, Deepthi Vodnala, Ara K. Pridjian, Ranjan K. Thakur. Esophageal injury after atrial fibrillation ablation with an epicardial HIFU device. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology. 2011 Sep;31(3):243-5. Epub 2011 Apr 19. Citations (5)

8. Peddi P, Vodnala D, Kalavakunta JK, Thakur RK. Acute chest pain: Acute coronary syndrome versus lead perforation: A case report. International Archives of Medicine 2010 Jul 6;3(1):13. Citations (3)

On Staff At

  • Anderson County Hospital
  • Hedrick Medical Center
  • Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital
  • Saint Luke's East Hospital
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road
  • Saint Luke's North Hospital–Smithville
  • Saint Luke's South Hospital
  • Wright Memorial Hospital