A Trustworthy Heart and Lung Surgery Center

About Us

Thank you for entrusting Mid-America Heart & Lung Surgeons with your cardiac, thoracic or vascular care. Diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disease is our specialty. We are here to help you recover and resume your life as quickly as possible.

Located in Kansas City, MO, you will find our team to be among the most effective, accomplished and respected heart, lung and vascular surgeons in the United States. We pioneered the heart transplant procedure in the Midwest more than 35 years ago. Today, we are still at the leading edge of research, clinical trials and advanced procedures for our patients.

As leaders in the field of cardiac, thoracic and vascular care, we understand your concerns and worries. We look forward to helping you through this challenging time and to regaining a meaningful and productive life.

Meet Our Physicians & Staff

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A. Michael Borkon

M.D.
Medical School
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (1975)

General Surgery Residency
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD (1979)
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (1981)

Cardiothoracic Fellowship
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (1983)

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certificate in Critical Care
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V. Eric Thompson

M.D.
Medical School
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1982)

General Surgery Residency
General Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN (1987)

Cardiothoracic Fellowship
Thoracic Surgery Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO (1990)

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
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Jessica Heimes

D.O.
Medical School
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (2005)

General Surgery Residency
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS (2009)

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA (2014)

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
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John R. Davis

M.D.
Medical School
St. George's Univ. School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies (1996)

General Surgery Residency
Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, GA(2001)

Cardiothoracic Fellowship
St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO (2003)

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
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Karthik Vamanan

M.D.
Medical School
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India (1996)

General Surgery Residency
General Surgery Montefiore Medical Center, AECOM, Bronx, NY (2001)
General Surgery Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL (2004)

Vascular Fellowship
Hartford Hospital, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT (2006)

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery
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Keith B. Allen

M.D.
Medical School
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS Doctor of Medicine (1986)

Residency
General Surgery , Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA (1991)
Alfred A. Davis Fellow of Surgical Anatomy and Technique, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (1991)
Vascular Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL (1992)

Fellowship
Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL (1994)

Certifications
Am Board of Surgery (1992) (2001)
Am Board of General Vascular Surgery (1995), (2005)
Am Board of Thoracic Surgery (1995) (2004)
Michael Gibson

Michael Gibson

M.D.
Medical School
Louisiana State University, School of Medicine

General Surgery Residency
Department of Surgery; Louisiana State University Health Science, Shreveport, LA

Cardiothoracic Fellowship
Oklahoma University Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Board Cerfifications
American Board of Surgery
General Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
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Samantha Alsop

M.D.
Medical School
University of Kansas School of Medicine (2011)

General Surgery Residency
University of Kansas School of Medicine (2016)

Vascular Fellowship
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (2018)

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Board Eligible American Board of Surgery, Vascular
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Graham R.Y. Pollock

M.D.
Medical School
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

General Surgery Residency
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certifications
American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Staff

Our practice utilizes Physician Assistants and Advance Practice Nurses

There may be times when a physician is not available and we schedule you to see a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant. You have the right to see a physician. Please let us know and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment.

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Our Physician Assistants are:

  • Alyson L. Clark, PA-C
  • Paul Jenkins, PA-C
  • Patrick Egger, PA-C
  • Meredith Annin, PA-C
  • Mark Mann, PA-C
  • Morgan Walker, PA-C
  • Lauren Ori, PA-C
  • Courtney Eklund, PA-C
  • Chelsea Light, PA-C
  • Adam Weaver, PA-C
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Our Nurse Practitioners are:

  • Anna Mandacina, ARNP-BC
  • Sarah Murphy, ARNP-BC
  • Alyson Spiek, ARNP-BC
  • Laura Langmack, ARNP-BC
  • Maggie Affolter, ARNP-BC
  • Justine Richard, ARNP-BC
  • Briana McKiddy, ARNP-BC
  • Laura Stockamp, ARNP-BC
  • Dianna Williams, ARNP-BC
  • Mary Cummings, ARNP-BC
  • Julie Jennings, ARNP-BC
  • Kristen Kumar, ARNP-BC
  • Rachel Zimmerman, ARNP-BC