Provider Profile

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Provider Profile

Suzanne V Arnold, MD

Call to make an appointment 816-931-1883


Medical School
The Ohio State University College, Columbus, OH
Internal Medicine, Washington University, B-JC/SLCH Consortium, St. Louis, MO
Cardiology, SLHS/Mid American Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO
Cardiovascular Disease, Barnes-Jewish Hospital / Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

Academic Titles

  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Clinical Interests

  • clinical cardiology
  • cardiovascular outcomes research
  • geriatric cardiology


Dr. Suzanne Arnold was born in Ohio and attended undergraduate school and medical school at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases at Washington University in St. Louis. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Echocardiography. She also completed a research fellowship through the American Heart Association in cardiovascular outcomes research.

Dr. Arnold joined Saint Luke's Health System in 2012, and her primary clinical interests are in geriatric cardiology and valvular heart disease. She is actively involved in  multiple research projects studying the long-term outcomes of patients with aortic stenosis and patients with chronic coronary disease. She was the recipient of several research awards, including the Burton Sobel Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Research at Washington University in St. Louis and the American Heart Association Young Investigator Award.

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 HMO
  • 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. Arnold SV, Spertus JA, Lei Y, Allen KB, Chhatriwalla AK, Leon MB, Smith CR, Reynolds MR,  Webb JG, Svensson LG, Cohen DJ. Use of the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire for Monitoring Health Status in Patients with Aortic Stenosis. Circ Heart Fail. 2013 Jan 15;6(1):61-7.
2. Williams JB, Alexander KP, Morin JF, Langlois Y, Noiseux N, Perrault LP, Smolderen K, Arnold SV, Eisenberg MJ, Pilote L, Monette J, Bergman H, Smith PK, Afilalo J. Preoperative Anxiety as a Predictor of Mortality and Major Morbidity in Patients >70 Years of Age Undergoing Cardiac Surgery. Am J Cardiol. 2013 Jan 1;111(1):137-42.
3. Arnold SV, Smolderen KG, Buchanan DM, Li Y, Spertus JA. Perceived Stress in Myocardial Infarction: Long-Term Mortality and Health Status Outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Oct 30; 60(18):1756-63.
4. Clark MA, Arnold SV, Duhay FG, Thompson AK, Keyes MJ, Svensson LG, Bonow RO, Stockwell BT, Cohen DJ. Five-year clinical and economic outcomes among patients with medically managed severe aortic stenosis: Results from a Medicare claims analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 Sep 1;5(5):697-704. 
5. Dodson JA, Arnold SV, Reid KJ, Gill TM, Rich MW, Masoudi FA, Spertus JA, Krumholz HM, Alexander KP. Physical function and independence one year following myocardial infarction: observations from the TRIUMPH registry. Am Heart J. 2012 May;163(5):790-6.
6. Arnold SV, Magnuson EA, Wang K, Serruys PW, Kappetein AP, Mohr FW, Cohen DJ, on behalf of the SYNTAX Investigators. Do differences in repeat revascularization explain the antianginal benefits of bypass surgery vs. percutaneous coronary intervention? Implications for future treatment comparisons. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 May 1;5(3):267-275.
7. Gharacholou SM, Reid KJ, Arnold SV, Spertus J, Rich MW, Pellikka PA, Singh M, Holsinger T, Krumholz HM, Peterson ED, Alexander KP. Cognitive impairment and outcomes in older adult survivors of acute myocardial infarction: Findings from the Translational Research Investigating Underlying disparities in acute Myocardial infarction Patients' Health Status registry. Am Heart J. 2011 Nov;162(5):860-869.e1.
8. Arnold SV, Spertus JA, Tang F, Krumholz HM, Borden WB, Farmer SA, Ting HH, Chan PS. Statin Use in Outpatients with Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease. Circulation 2011 Nov; 124(22): 2405-10.
9. Arnold SV, Cohen DJ, Magnuson EA. Cost-Effectiveness of Oral Antiplatelet Agents—Current and Future Perspectives. Nat Rev Cardiol 2011 Aug 9;8(10):580-91.
10. Arnold SV, Chan PS, Jones PG, Decker C, Buchanan DM, Krumholz HM, Ho PM, Spertus JA. Translational Research Investigating Underlying disparities in acute Myocardial infarction Patients’ Health status (TRIUMPH): Design and Rationale of a Prospective Multicenter Registry. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2011 Jul 1;4(4):467-476.
11. Lindman BR, Arnold SV, Madrazo JA, Zajarias A, Johnson SN, Pérez JE, Mann DL. The Adverse Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Left Ventricular Remodeling and Function in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis. Circ Heart Fail 2011 May;4(3):286-92.
12. Mahoney EM, Wang K, Arnold SV, Proskorovsky I, Wiviott S, Antman E, Braunwald E, Cohen DJ. Cost-effectiveness of prasugrel versus clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes and planned percutaneous coronary intervention: results from the trial to assess improvement in therapeutic outcomes by optimizing platelet inhibition with Prasugrel-Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction TRITON-TIMI 38. Circulation 2010 Jan 5;121(1):71-9.
13. Arnold SV, Rich MW. Hyperlipidemia in older adults. Clin Geriatr 2009;17(12):18-24.
14. Arnold SV, Spertus JA, Ciechanowski PS, Soine LA, Jordan-Keith K, Caldwell JH, Sullivan MD. Psychosocial modulators of angina response to myocardial ischemia. Circulation 2009 Jul 14;120(2):126-33.
15. Arnold SV, Morrow DA, Lei Y, Cohen DJ, Mahoney EM, Braunwald E, Chan PS. Economic impact of angina after an acute coronary syndrome: Insights from the MERLIN-TIMI 36 trial. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2009 Jul;2(4):344-53.
16. Arnold SV, Spertus JA, Jones PG, Xiao L, Cohen DJ. The impact of dyspnea on health-related quality of life in patients with coronary artery disease: Results from the PREMIER registry. Am Heart J 2009 Jun;157(6):1042-9.e1. 
17. Arnold SV, Alexander KP, Masoudi FA, Ho PM, Xiao L, Spertus JA. The effect of age on functional and mortality outcomes after acute myocardial infarction. J Am Geriatr Soc 2009 Feb;57(2):209-17.
18. Decker C, Arnold SV, Olabiyi O, Ahmad H, Gialde E, Luark J, Riggs L, DeJaynes T, Soto GE, Spertus JA. Implementing an innovative consent form: The PREDICT experience. Implement Sci 2008 Dec 31;3:58.
19. Arnold SV, Morrow DA, Wang K, Lei Y, Mahoney EM, Scirica BM, Braunwald E, Cohen DJ on behalf of the MERLIN-TIMI 36 Investigators. Effects of ranolazine on disease-specific health status and quality of life among patients with acute coronary syndromes: Results from the MERLIN-TIMI 36 randomized trial. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2008 Nov;1(2):107-15.
20. Arnold SV, Decker C, Ahmad H, Olabiyi O, Mundluru S, Reid KJ, Soto GE, Gansert S, Spertus JA. Converting the informed consent from a perfunctory process to an evidence-based foundation for patient decision making. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2008 Sep;1(1):21-8.
21. Arnold SV, Rich MW. Informed consent in older patients with acute coronary syndromes offered invasive management. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008 Feb;56(2):368-9.
22. Arnold S, Curtiss A, Dean DH, Alzate O. The role of a proline-induced broken-helix motif in α-helix 2 of Bacillus thuringiensis Δ-endotoxins. FEBS Letters 2001 Feb 9;490(1-2):70-4.

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