Provider Profile


Provider Profile

Deepthi Vodnala, MD

Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology


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 Choice POS II
  • Aetna Choice POS II Aexcel Local
  • Aetna Choice POS II Local
  • Aetna Elect Choice
  • Aetna Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Local
  • Aetna Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Aetna Managed Choice
  • Aetna MDOT & Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Missouri Preferred
  • Aetna MU myChoice Health Program
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Select Local
  • Aetna Signature Administrators (ASA)
  • Aetna Workers Comp
  • BCBS of Kansas (call provider)
  • BCBS of Kansas City (PPO)
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network
  • BCBS of Kansas City Freedom Network Select
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care
  • BCBS of Kansas City Preferred Care Blue
  • BCBS of Kansas City Traditional
  • Century Health Solutions (PPO)
  • Cigna (HMO)
  • Cigna (Open Access)
  • Cigna (PPO)
  • CompResults (WC)
  • Coventry Advantra Freedom (PPO)
  • Coventry Health and Life Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra (PPO)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Choice of Northwest Missouri (PPO)
  • Healthcare USA-MC+ (Aetna Better Health)
  • HealthLink (HMO)
  • HealthLink (PPO) through Freedom Network
  • Home State Health Plan (Missouri practices)
  • Humana (PPOx)
  • Humana Choice Care (PPO)
  • Humana Choice PPO (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Humana Gold Choice Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO SNP
  • Humana SmartExpress PPO
  • Humana SmartNet PPO
  • Humana SmartSuite PPO
  • HumanaOne
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Kansas Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Missouri Care (Missouri practices only)
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PCHS (PPO)
  • Occupational Health Management (WC)
  • OHARA Managed Care (WC)
  • ProviDRs Care Network (formerly WPPA)
  • Pyramid Life (Medicare Advantage PPO)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Sunflower State Health Plan (Kansas practices)
  • Triwest Veterans Affairs Patient Centered Community Care
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Reimbursement Account
  • United Healthcare Definity Health Savings Account
  • United Healthcare Golden Rule HMO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Managed Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Select
  • United Healthcare Select Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DH-POS
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare DP
  • UnitedHealthcare Evercare RDP
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Choice Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Essential
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Complete Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare DH
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Plus Essential
  • US Department of Labor


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