Welcome to Bryan Heart, Dr. Kapalis!
Written by John Steuter, MD
Matthew Kapalis, DO, FHRS
It is our pleasure to introduce the newest member of the Bryan Heart team, electrophysiologist Matthew Kapalis, DO, FHRS. Dr. Kapalis earned his medical degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota, Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska and an additional fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology through the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
While practicing in Omaha, Dr. Kapalis also served as an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and most recently at Creighton University. Dr. Kapalis is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and holds ABIM board certification in both cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society and also a member of Sigma Sigma Phi, Beta Chapter.
Our current Bryan Heart electrophysiologists, W. Michael Kutayli, MD, and Robert Percell, MD, are excited for the experience and skill set that Dr. Kapalis will add to our electrophysiology department. Dr. Kapalis will hold Lincoln office hours in addition to performing the majority of his procedural cases at Bryan East Campus, Bryan Medical Center.
A Regional Leader in Heart Care
As always, Bryan Heart physicians and providers are here to collaborate with you and provide the best treatment options to your patients.
During 2019, we experienced exponential growth and stability within our programs. We welcomed Brock Cookman, DO, interventional cardiologist and Sarah Ongstad, MD, vascular surgeon to our physician team. Each brought in additional talents and experience that enhanced our Bryan Heart patient care offerings – specifically in the areas of innovative, less-invasive procedures. Bryan Heart also expanded its footprint for vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery outreach clinics by providing care in new locations and communities. In 2020, we are looking forward to continued program expansion and further solidifying our partnerships with community members across our service area.
On behalf of the entire Bryan Heart team, we wish you a very happy New Year and thank you for allowing us to be part of your patients’ heart and vascular care.
Save the Date!
Hearts and Huskers 2020 Spring Cardiology Conference
Saturday, April 18
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Business, Hawks Hall