Like most websites, we use cookies and other similar technologies for a number of reasons, such as keeping our website reliable and secure, personalizing content, providing social media features and to better understand how our site is used. By using our site, you are agreeing to our use of these tools. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn more. 

Skip to Content

For everyone's safety, masks are required for everyone in our facilities. This includes visitors and patients. View visitor policy.

the beat

The Beat:
A Bryan Heart Blog

The Beat is a monthly blog from Bryan Heart cardiologists to keep you informed on trending topics, advancements and news in heart care.

Subscribe to receive The Beat to your inbox monthly.

Bryan Heart

To refer a patient to a Bryan Heart cardiologist or surgeon, call 402-483-3333.

Learn about Bryan Heart

Welcome to Bryan Heart, Dr. Kapalis!

Written by John Steuter, MD

kapalis matthew do

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


steuter john

About John Steuter, MD

John Steuter, MD, is a cardiologist at Bryan Heart. Steuter is a graduate of The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine and joined Bryan Heart in 2015 after completing his residency and fellowship at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine.

View Dr. Steuter’s physician profile


Copyright 2022 Bryan Health. All rights reserved.