Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute's Valve Center of Excellence

The Saint Luke’s Valve Center offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to treating heart valve disease.  The Center brings together a highly skilled team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons to provide patients the full range of high-quality surgical and transcatheter valve disease treatments.

Saint Luke's Valve Center is certified by The Joint Commission for Cardiac Valve Repair and Replacement, a testament to our mission statement: Accuracy in Diagnosis, Excellence in Care.

Schedule a consultation by calling 816-932-8258

Our Approach

We treat patients with a holistic care approach designed to address valve disease, along with other underlying cardiac conditions, to improve both quality of life and longevity.

The Valve Center includes clinics dedicated to optimizing medical management, transcatheter intervention, traditional surgical intervention, and minimally invasive surgical options.

Our multidisciplinary team includes dedicated structural interventionalists, structural echocardiographers, and surgeons who are supported by our catheter lab clinical team, research clinicians, and advanced practice providers—all experts in valvular heart disease.

Together, the team diagnoses, evaluates, treats, and manages patients with valvular heart disease who have:

  • Advanced heart valve disease
  • Coexisting medical conditions
  • Limited or multiple treatment options
  • Received a diagnosis and need a second opinion

You’ll receive most of your care at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, near the Country Club Plaza. However, you may be able to undergo some tests at your nearest Saint Luke’s location.

Comprehensive Care


Each heart valve disease has its own set of symptoms, but they can appear quite similar. There are a variety of tools used to diagnosis valve disorders.


Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

Cardiac catheterization

Cardiac CT

Cardiac MRI

Diagnoses and Treatments

Once you’ve had your initial exam, our team will discuss your case and determine the best treatment option. We’ll make sure you and your family fully understand your diagnosis and treatment options, so you can make an informed decision.

We offer treatments for conditions that affect the four heart valves: 




Online Forums



Corinne M Aberle, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Keith Blaine Allen, MD

Heart Transplant, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Adnan K Chhatriwalla, MD

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

John Russell Davis, MD

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

Michael Ford Gibson, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgery (General)

Anthony J Hart, MD

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Jessica K Heimes, DO

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

Chetan P Huded, MD

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Anthony Magalski, MD

Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology, Cardiology

Sean D McCarney, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Graham R Pollock, MD

Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Erin E Broxterman, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Nova J Haney, RN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Julie R Jennings, RN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Jonica F Merritt, RN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Sarah N Murphy, RN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Angela K Postma, RN, APRN

Nurse Practitioner


Saint Luke's Hospital Valve & Vascular Clinic  
4320 Wornall Road, Suite 620  
Kansas City, MO 64111  
Phone: 816-932-2585

Program Directors

Adnan K. Chhatriwalla, MD, Structural Heart Medical Director

David G. Skolnick, MD, Valve Program, Medical Director

J. Russell Davis, MD, Structural Heart Program, Surgical Director


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Feb. 25, 2019

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Jersita Samo had been dealing with heart issues for half her lifetime when it got to the point where she could not do her typical day-to-day activities.
Mar. 5, 2019

Saint Luke’s News: Advanced Heart Valve Disease Treatment Options

The number of people in the U.S. suffering from heart valve disease is increasing. Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute has established a comprehensive multidisciplinary Valve Center dedicated to the latest surgical and catheter-based therapies to meet this rising demand.