New Cardiothoracic Surgeon Joins Shawnee Mission Medical Center
MERRIAM, Kan. – Clarke Henry, Jr., MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, joined the Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) medical staff on March 30. Henry earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center and completed his internship, fellowship and residencies at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals. He is Board-certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery.
For the last 20 years, Henry has practiced at Cardiovascular Surgery, Inc. (St. Joseph Medical Center affiliate), in Kansas City, Mo. Henry joins the nationally recognized physicians of the SMMC Heart and Vascular Center where technology, medical expertise and compassion come together to provide exceptional cardiac care.
According to Administrative Director of Heart & Vascular Services Pamela Shute, Henry will help bring SMMC’s current heart and vascular program to the next level. “The Heart & Vascular Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center includes nationally recognized physicians, state-of-the-art equipment, a dedicated interdisciplinary team, clinical nurse specialists and cardiac nurse practitioners, along with other clinicians and associates who focus on quality care and exceptional patient and family experiences,” Shute said. “Dr. Henry will further enhance our long-standing tradition of providing the highest level of cardiac care.”
About Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is a 383-bed facility with nearly 20,000 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 outpatient admissions annually. SMMC has the busiest emergency department in Johnson County, the area's first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center, a nationally recognized Center for Women's Health and delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the metropolitan area. SMMC employs more than 2,800 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, the largest medical staff in Kansas City. Visit us on the Web at ShawneeMission.org.