Provider Profile

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Provider Profile

Jennifer A Svetlecic, MD

Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
Call to make an appointment 913-651-7151


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 transplantation
  • 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 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


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