Saint Luke’s Frank and Evangeline Thompson Thoracic Center

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Saint Luke’s Frank and Evangeline Thompson Thoracic Center offers a streamlined treatment experience for patients with thoracic diseases. One call is all it takes to connect to our multidisciplinary team of thoracic specialists.

Patients will meet with experts in thoracic oncology and surgery, making it convenient—and fast—to move from diagnosis to treatment.

Our experts specialize in a wide range of thoracic diseases, including: 

  • Esophageal and tracheal disorders
  • Fluid collection in the heart and lungs
  • Lung cancer, tumors, cysts, and nodules
  • Chronic lung infections and abscesses
  • Mediastinal, metastatic, and pleural diseases
  • Thymic masses
  • Mesothelioma and other advanced-stage cancers

Our multidisciplinary team meets as a group to create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Specialists include:

  • Pulmonologists
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Medical and radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Experts in genomics

Patients will have access to the latest in genomic sequencing through Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City's Center for Precision Oncology, which uses leading-edge genomics to analyze the unique characteristics of a patient’s tumor and identify the specific mutation that is causing it. Plus, patients have access to hundreds of clinical trials through our relationship with the internationally-recognized Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis.


John Russell Davis, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgery (General)

Jessica K Heimes, DO

Heart Transplant, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery (General)

Vincent M Lem, MD

Pulmonary Disease

Timothy Michael Saettele, MD

Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine


Saint Luke's Frank and Evangeline Thompson Thoracic Center


Saint Luke's Frank and Evangeline Thompson Thoracic Center

4321 Washington St Ste 6000
Kansas City, MO 64111 

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