John A. Spertus, MD, MPH, FACC

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Director, Health Outcomes Research, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute; Professor, Daniel J. Lauer Missouri Endowed Chair in Metabolism and Vascular Disease Research, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Contact Information: spertus john
Office: Saint Luke's Hospital, 4401 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
Office: 816-932-8270
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Education and Training: 
7/92-3/93: University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Health Services Department; MPH Degree
7/85-6/89: University of California at San Francisco Medical School; MD Degree
9/81-5/85: Tufts University; BS Biology
1/99-4/00: Fellow, Cardiovascular Health Fellowship sponsored by the Healthcare Forum/AHA
7/92-7/96: Cardiology Fellow, University of Washington Cardiology Fellowship Training Program
7/92-6/94: Health Services Research and Development Fellowship; Seattle VA Medical Center
5/91-6/92: Chief Resident, University of Washington Primary Care Medicine Residency Program
7/89-6/92: University of Washington Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program
7/10-Present Lauer/Missouri Endowed Chair, University of Missouri - Kansas City
7/10-Present Tenured Professor, University of Missouri – Kansas City
3/03-6/10 Professor, University of Missouri – Kansas City
7/05-Present Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine
3/03-Present Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Washington University in Saint Louis
3/03-Present Member Center of Cardiovascular Research, Washington University in Saint Louis
7/02-8/02: Faculty, American Heart Association's 28th Ten-day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
3/01-Present: Interim Director, Center for the Study of Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation
9/00-3/03: Associate Professor, Section of Cardiology, University of Missouri – Kansas City
7/00-Present: Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Preventative Medicine, Kansas University School of Medicine
1/98-Present: Director of Cardiovascular Education, Mid America Heart Institute
1/98-Present: Director of Outcomes Research, Mid America Heart Institute
1/98-Present: Associate Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship, University of Missouri-Kansas City
9/96-9/00: Assistant Professor, Section of Cardiology, University of Missouri - Kansas City
7/92-7/96: Senior Fellow, Department of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center

Honors and Awards: 
1985 Summa Cum Laude with Special Honors in Thesis

1985 Phi Beta Kappa
1985 Benjamin G. Brown Scholarship for research in biology
1995 Genentech/ACC/AHA Travel Awardee for research
1996 Bristol-Meyers Squibb/ACC Travel Awardee for research
2006 Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation

Research Interests: 
Dr. Spertus' research focus on methods for assessing patients' health outcomes, measuring healthcare quality, and the use of information technology to guide medical decision-making based on risk-prediction models so that treatment can be safer, more cost-effective, evidence-based and patient-centered. He developed the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ), and the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ), which have both been translated into over 50 languages and are emerging as the gold standards for measuring patients' symptoms, function and quality of life in coronary artery disease and heart failure. Most recently, Dr. Spertus has extended his translational research to illuminate the prognostic significance of genetic and other biomarkers on cardiovascular outcomes. Since arriving in Kansas City, Dr. Spertus has continuously supported his research program through extramural funding and currently supports over 18 employees. His group was one of 4 recipients of the American Heart Association's Outcomes Research Center Awards, an extremely competitive award.

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