September 23, 2016
Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—announced today that Steven Marso, MD has been appointed Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services. Dr. Marso, an experienced interventional cardiologist, is a dedicated clinician, educator and researcher. Dr. Marso, who has dedicated his career to improving the health of patients with diabetes and heart disease, joins Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists and will oversee HCA Midwest Health’s robust cardiovascular services throughout its Kansas City-area hospitals. Dr. Marso and his team will have an unyielding commitment to the delivery of patient-centered and high-quality healthcare. This includes the introduction of additional advanced cardiovascular services, ensuring the best access possible to top-quality cardiovascular care.
Dr. Marso is on the medical staff at HCA Midwest Health’s six area hospitals, including Belton Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center.
Dr. Marso is an acclaimed researcher with a focus in diabetes and cardiovascular disease and the development of innovative treatments and drugs to effectively treat patients with heart disease, including patients with complex coronary artery disease.
In his new role, Dr. Marso will help to enhance existing programs and work daily with hospital medical directors to ensure best practices while driving clinical and operational improvement at hospitals and practices throughout HCA Midwest Health.
"Steve is a well-regarded specialist who works with patients suffering from complex, advanced heart disease who have been given little hope for survival and offering them new options."
Prior to joining HCA Midwest Health, Dr. Marso was previously Director of interventional cardiology at University of Texas Southwestern and prior to that practiced at MidAmerica Heart Institute.
“Steve Marso is a nationally respected leader in cardiovascular medicine and we are pleased to have him join the HCA Midwest Health family,” says HCA Midwest Health President M.L. Lagarde III. “Heart disease is a leading cause of death in our nation and strengthening our ability to effectively engage our patients and offer unsurpassed, high-quality cardiovascular services is critical to our mission of making communities healthier. His guidance and leadership will augment the services we provide in this important specialty area.”
Dr. Marso attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He completed his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
“Steve is a well-regarded specialist who works with patients suffering from complex, advanced heart disease who have been given little hope for survival and offering them new options,” says HCA Midwest Chief Medical Officer Darryl K. Nelson, M.D. “His career and research experience shows his passion for clinical excellence and he will be a tremendous asset to HCA Midwest Health’s Cardiovascular Services.
“Providing patients access to the right doctor, at the right time and right place is integral to cardiovascular healthcare,” Dr. Marso says. “HCA Midwest Health offers patients and their families excellent care and unprecedented access through its Emergency Departments, cardiology practices and primary care physicians. Additionally, I am passionate about and have a special interest in working with advanced heart disease patients, especially in reducing the burden of heart disease with patients with diabetes.
For more information on HCA Midwest Health and its cardiovascular services, visit hcamidwest.com.