Provider Profile

Saint Luke’s Care Member

Provider Profile

Jennifer A Svetlecic, MD

Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine


Medical School
Univ of MO - Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Internal Medicine, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Pulmonary Disease, University of Missouri - School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Pulmonary Diseases

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, Cardiopulmonary Division
  • Teaching Faculty, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Clinical Interests

  • general pulmonary diseases
  • asthma
  • COPD
  • lung transplanation
  • pulmonary embolism


Dr. Jennifer Svetlecic is a pulmonologist and critical care physician. In addition to her practice, which includes seeing both hospital and clinic patients, since 2005 she has served as the director of Respiratory Therapy and in 2010 was selected by her peers as the chairperson of the Department of Medicine.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Svetlecic holds an appointment at the UMKC School of Medicine as an associate clinical professor of medicine and is a guest faculty member in the Cardiopulmonary Section at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She is a volunteer with the Spelman Medical Foundation and has served as class agent for her medical school class’ scholarship fundraising efforts.

A native of Kansas City, Dr. Svetlecic received her undergraduate degree in biology and medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine, all at UMKC. During her residency and fellowship she was twice awarded first place in UMKC’s research competition plus three different awards from the American College of Chest Physicians for her work on complications from lung transplants. She is the author or co-author of a dozen peer-reviewed research articles and abstracts and is regularly invited to address health care practitioners on a range of subjects from chronic cough to interstitial lung disease.

 Dr. Svetlecic is board certified in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.

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


Svetlecic J., Molteni A., Chen Y., Al-Hamed M., Quinn T., Herndon B.  Transplant-related Bronchiolitis Obliterans (BOS) Demonstrates Unique Cytokine Profiles Compared to Toxicant-induced BOS.  Exp Mol Pathol 2005; 79(3): 198-205.

Svetlecic J., Molteni A., Herndon B.  Bronchiolitis Obliterans Induced by Intratracheal Papaverine:  A Novel Animal Model.  Lung 2004; 182(2): 119-134.

On Staff At

  • Anderson County Hospital
  • Hedrick Medical Center
  • Saint Luke's Cushing 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