Dr. Eric Hockstad, M.D., F.A.C.C. - President joined Kansas City Cardiology Associates in 1996 and is the director of Interventional Cardiology at Research Medical Center. He practices general cardiology and has a primary interest in interventional cardiology. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate studies and medical school. He completed internal medicine and general cardiology training at the University of Minnesota. After completing his cardiology fellowship, he was selected for an Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Minnesota. During his education he received many honors and awards, including the National Research Service Award and the Joseph Collins Foundation Scholar Award. He was also named a Kansas City Top Doctor of 2003 by Ingram’s magazine. His clinical interests include advanced coronary interventions, risk factor therapy, performance improvement/ quality assessments, peripheral vascular disease and valvular heart disease. He has served as the principal for several Kansas City Heart Foundation projects including the ACTIVATE study to evaluate a novel medication to prevent plaque progression. Dr. Hockstad lives with his wife and three daughters in Kansas City.

Dr. William Brodine, M.D., F.A.C.C. - Vice President is currently the Chief of Cardiology for Research Medical Center, in addition to practicing general cardiology and specializing and developing the electrophysiology program at Research Medical Center and Kansas City Cardiology Associates. He graduated from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania summa cum laude with departmental honors in chemistry and biology. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. He then completed his internal medicine internship and residency in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was accepted to complete his cardiology fellowship in Utah. He is also board certified in cardiac electrophysiology. During his career he has received many awards and honors, including Outstanding Internal Medicine House Officer Award, as well as being named fellow in the American College of Cardiology in 1984 and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology in 1986. More recently, he has been named a Kansas City Top Doctor of 2000 by Ingram’s Magazine. Kansas City Magazine listed him as one of Kansas City’s Best Doctors in 2002. He has also had numerous articles published in various medical journals. Dr. Brodine has recently published an article in the American Journal of Cardiology. His current interest includes radio frequency catheter ablations, ICD's and pacemakers, Brugadas syndrome and Long QT Syndrome. He was the principal investigator for the first Kansas City Heart Foundation study investigating the use of defibrillators for patients with previous heart muscle damage and low ejection fractions. He is married to Sue, who is a nurse in the Kansas City area and has one son and two daughters.

Dr. Lillard G. Ashley, M.D., F.A.C.C. - Secretary/Treasurer became a part of Kansas City Cardiology Associates in 1999 and is the medical director of Cardiology at Lee's Summit Hospital. He received his undergraduate training at Oklahoma State University and attended Meharry Medical College. He completed his internship at George W. Hubbard Hospital in Nashville and did medical residency and cardiology fellowship at the National Navy Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He has also served on the ICU and Ethics Committees at Lee’s Summit Hospital and was the president of the Medical Staff at Lee’s Summit Community Hospital and St. Joseph Health Center. His clinical interests include pacemakers, HTN, heart failure and vascular disease. His three children are grown, and he lives with his wife in the Kansas City area.


Kansas City Heart Foundation Board of Directors

Eric Hockstad
President, Kansas City Heart Foundation
Physician, Kansas City Cardiology Associates

William Brodine
Vice President, Kansas City Heart Foundation
Physician, Kansas City Cardiology Associates

Lillard Ashley
Secretary/Treasurer, Kansas City Heart Foundation
Physician, Kansas City Cardiology Associates

Larry Bingham
Managing Director, Seigfreid, Bingham, Levy, Selzer & Gee

Richard Brown
Co-Chairman, Stowers Institute for Medical Research

John Holkins
CEO and Managing Partner, Kansas City Cardiology Associates

Carla Duryee
President, Carla Duryee Consultants, LLC

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Clinical Studies
Currently the Kansas City Heart Foundation is conducting trials in the Kansas City Cardiology Associates St Joseph's office, St Joseph Medical Center and Lee's Summit Office
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