Midwest Heart Associates
Meet Our Team
Bangalore Deepak, MD, FACC , received his medical degree from Mysore University in Mysore, India. He completed his internal medicine residency at Yale University Bridgeport Hospital Program, where he also completed cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships. Dr. Deepak is board-certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine.
James Eynon, MD, FACC , received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn., and his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He served his cardiology internship, residency and fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Health Center Hospitals. Dr. Eynon served as resident and teaching fellow in internal medicine as well as assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Health Center Hospitals.
Willie Lawrence, Jr., MD, FACC, is director of Midwest Heart Associates and chief of cardiology at Research Medical Center (RMC). He completed his undergraduate and medical training at Harvard University (Harvard College '79, Harvard Medical School '83, and Brigham and Women's Hospital '87). He trained in cardiology and interventional cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he developed a research interest in congestive heart failure (HF). He is founder and director of the RMC HF Clinic, which is the only program in Kansas or Missouri to be awarded Joint Commission Advance Certification in HF. He is the chairman of the board of the 11-state Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart
Duc Nguyen, DO, graduated from the University of California-San Diego with degrees in microbiology and political science. He earned his medical degree from A.T. Still University in 2000. He completed his medical training at Northeast Regional Medical Center and his cardiology fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed his interventional cardiology fellowship at Midwestern University in Chicago in 2008. His clinical interests are clinical cardiology, interventional cardiology and complex peripheral vascular diseases.
Christine Rattin, DO, obtained her medical degree from the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship at Carson City Hospital in Carson City, Mich. Dr. Rattin also holds bachelor's degrees in nursing, biology, chemistry and genetics. She has served as director of cardiac imaging and internal medicine departments. She is board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine and is certified in cardiac CT, cardiac MR, echocardiography, coronary angiography and nuclear cardiac
Patrick Santiago, MD, FACC, FASNC, FACP, obtained his medical degree from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Mexico and New York Medical College. Dr. Santiago is board-certified in internal medicine with a subspecialty in cardiology and is fluent in English, Spanish and French. He completed a residency at Saint Raphael Hospital/Yale Medical School and a fellowship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Truman Medical Center/Saint Luke's Hospital. He has served in numerous cardiology-related leadership and committee positions at area hospitals, and is a former associate professor of medicine at UMKC.
Carrie Totta, MD, FACC, attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She completed residencies at both the University of Texas and St. Louis University School of Medicine, where she also served as an assistant professor. She has been honored with the Cardiovascular Division Teacher of the Year Award, the Upjohn Cardiology Fellow of the Year and graduated cum laude. She is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases.