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Lee’s Summit Medical Center Welcomes New Cardiologists

Lee’s Summit Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s largest healthcare network, has added Nichole Polin, MD, and Patrick Santiago, MD, to its staff.

Nichole Polin, MDDr. Polin, part of Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists, part of Midwest Physicians, is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and interventional cardiology. She has clinical interests in interventional cardiology and women's cardiovascular health. Dr. Polin most recently was in private practice in Pennsylvania, where she specialized in clinical and interventional cardiology. She also has served as an assistant professor at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Polin is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. She is also a member of the American College of Cardiology, Women in Cardiology Section. Dr. Polin received her medical degree from MCP/Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her cardiology fellowship at Drexel University School of Medicine, where she served as a chief cardiology fellow. Dr. Polin subsequently completed her interventional cardiology training at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell University.

Patrick Santiago, MDDr. Santiago, part of Midwest Heart Associates, part of Midwest Physicians, is a board-certified non-invasive cardiologist with expertise in echocardiograms, nuclear imaging, cardioversion and more. He has a strong research, lecturing and academic background in addition to his extensive clinical patient experience. He has served in numerous cardiology-related leadership and committee positions at area hospitals and is a former associate professor of medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Santiago is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is also a member of the Kansas Chapter American College of Cardiology. Dr. Santiago trained at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and continued his studies at New York Medical College. He completed an internship and internal medicine residency at Saint Raphael Hospital, a Yale Medical School affiliate. He completed his cardiology fellowship at the UMKC, Truman Medical Center/Saint Luke’s Hospital. Dr. Santiago is fluent in Spanish and French.

The cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Lee’s Summit Medical Center and with Midwest Physicians provide a full range of cardiovascular services, from the most advanced diagnostics to the latest cardiovascular treatments. Drs. Polin and Santiago care for patients by identifying risk factors and treating those who have cardiovascular disease. They also care for cardiovascular patients who come to Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s emergency room with active cardiac symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath and/or high blood pressure.

Drs. Polin and Santiago take pride in not just treating cardiovascular illness but in also providing information and support services to help patients make healthy lifestyle changes. They are a resource for helping patients make dietary changes, quit smoking, launch an exercise program and for other personal modifications aimed at decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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