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Expert Heart Care for You

Two convenient hospital locations, right in Lincoln.

Heart Care Lincoln

Expert heart care that's in rhythm with you. Our local heart experts have 70+ years of combined experience, advance knowledge and techniques to keep your heart in tune. Find it right here with CHI Health Clinic Heart Institue providers at our two hospital locations in Lincoln - Nebraska Heart, the only dedicated heart hospital in the region, and St. Elizabeth.

We're proud to live and work in the community, and continue to serve our friends and neighbors with 24/7 in-person care. 

Heart Team Welcomes Expert Leadership


CHI Health Nebraska Heart is pleased to welcome Rick Thompson, MD, MBA, FACS, FACC, FACCP, as our new President. Dr. Thompson will bring seasoned leadership to the Nebraska Heart team while continuing to specialize in all aspects of cardiac and thoracic surgery as a CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute Cardiothoracic Surgeon across our service area in Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northern Kansas.

"I’m proud to join this extraordinary team. I look forward to building new relationships while strengthening existing ties to the region. Together, we will continue the tradition of exceptional care that’s been well established at CHI Health Nebraska Heart." - Dr. Thompson

Local Services

When surgery is necessary within the heart, lungs or chest, a cardiothoracic surgeon performs the procedure. CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute has expert cardiothoracic surgeons to make sure our patients get top-quality care. Reach out to our team if you or a loved one is seeking care. 

The body's vascular system is comprised of a complex and important network of veins and arteries, which makes it an important system to keep healthy. People over the age of 55 are recommended to be screened for vascular disease. Whether it's preventative care for chronic health conditions, or surgical intervention, our providers are there to care for patients every step of the way. 

Learn more about Vascular Surgery.

Your heart rhythm is a consistency you can count on; which is why it can be concerning if it's off. CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute has expert electrophysiologists to keep your heart rhythms where they should be. Our providers specialize in treating arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia and many others with the latest technology, procedures and devices.

Learn more about Electrophysiology.

With cardiac rehabilitation, heart patients and high risk individuals can achieve and maintain optimal states of health through progressive exercise and education with medical supervision. Individuals with coronary artery disease would benefit from cardiac rehab.

Learn more about Cardiac Rehabilitation.

The Structural Heart program is a collaborative effort involving interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons from the CHI Health Clinic Heart Institute working together to provide innovative heart treatment solutions - including TAVR, MitraClip and LAAC devices - and the best possible outcomes for our patients with even the most complex structural heart diseases.

Learn more about structural heart care.

Our Heart Care Team

General Cardiology

Yazeid Alshebani, MBBCh

Cardiology

Mohamed Ayan, MBBCh

Interventional Cardiology

Beth Brey, APRN

Cardiology

Mikalah Q. Cahoy, PA-C

Cardiology

Anand Deshmukh, MBBS

Interventional Cardiology,
Cardiology

Steven K. Krueger, MD

Cardiology

Sarah J. Lade, APRN

Cardiology

Omar Nass, MD

Cardiology

Elise A Plautz, APRN

Cardiology

Christine A. Shank, APRN

Cardiology

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Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Andre Orduna, PA-C

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Richard Thompson, MD

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Heidi K. Hansen, MD

Vascular Surgery

Parker Hoffman, PA-C

Vascular Surgery

Allie Sohn, MD

Vascular Surgery

Diana Zapp, PA-C

Vascular Surgery

Electrophysiology

Stephen Ackerman, MD

Electrophysiology

Mary Baxter, APRN

Electrophysiology

Jeff Dynek, PA-C

Electrophysiology

Peter Gallagher, MD

Electrophysiology

Nayanjyoti Kaushik, MBBS

Electrophysiology,
Cardiology

Virginia Unverferth, APRN

Electrophysiology