Provider Profile

Saint Luke’s Care Member

Provider Profile

Vincent M Lem, MD

Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine
Call to make an appointment 816-756-2255


Medical School
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
Pediatrics, University of Teaxs Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Med/Internal, University of Missouri - School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
Med/Pulmonology, Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr

Board Certifications

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

Academic Titles

  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • interstitial lung disease
  • evaluation of dyspnea
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • evaluation of chronic cough
  • evaluation and treatment of lung cancer


Board certified in pulmonary and critical care. I've practiced at Saint Luke's for 30 years. Awarded best teacher on three occasions by the residents at Saint Luke's/UMKC. Selected by peers as among the top pulmonologists in Kansas City each year for the past two decades. Special interest in critical care and interstitial lung diseases. Pulmonary practice, however, covers all aspects of lung medicine. I treat patients with the same compassion and dedication as you would want your loved ones treated.

Saint Luke's News

KSHB: CDC links vitamin E acetate to vaping illness outbreak
The CDC announced investigators have discovered an ingredient that may be the culprit of the vaping illness outbreak. KSHB talked to Dr. Lem about why the ingredient is dangerous when vaped.
Saint Luke's News: Doctors strongly discourage vaping as multiple deaths reported in Kansas and Missouri among illness outbreak
Federal health officials are investigating an outbreak of serious lung injuries and deaths related to e-cigarettes and vaping products. Dr. Vincent Lem explains how anyone who vapes is susceptible.

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



Inferior Vena Cava Filters  Hospital Practice  2011  Aug: 39(3)
Remote ICU Care Correlates with Reduced Health System Mortality  Chest  2007, 132 (abstract meeting)  4436
Intensive Care Units with High versus Low Annual Volumes ( SCCM  Annual Congress  Poster Session  Jan. 18, 2012  )
Antigen Presentation by Alveolar Macrophages   Ann of the NY Acad of Sciences   Vol  465  pp 74-81  June 1986
Human Alveolar Macrophages:HLA-DR positive macrophages    J of Immunol  Jan 1, 1986  Vol  136  no. 2  497-505
Bronchoalveolar cells from sarcoid patients  J of Immunol  Sept 1, 1985  vol 135  no. 3  1766-71

On Staff At

  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City