Luis Couchonnal, MD, FACC

Board Certification



Luis Couchonnal is a native of Kansas City.  After graduating from Rockhurst High School, he attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in psychology and premedical studies.  He obtained his medical degree from the University of Kansas.  He performed his internal medicine training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and then completed his general cardiology training at the University of Iowa.  He completed his training in cardiac electrophysiology at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.


Dr. Couchonnal started his career in Omaha, Nebraska where for four years he was the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Alegent-Creighton Hospitals.  Dr. Couchonnal joined the Healient Physician Group in 2015 and is currently the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at St. Joseph Medical Center and the Healient Heart Rhythm Center.


Dr. Couchonnal’s clinical focus is catheter ablation of complex cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (afib), supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular arrhythmias.  He also performs implantation of pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, bi-ventricular devices, and implantable loop recorders.


Dr. Couchonnal enjoys the field of Electrophysiology because he likes problem-solving and working closely with patients to deliver a personalized approach to managing their heart rhythm issues.  When not at work, Dr. Couchonnal enjoys working out, playing tennis, and spending time with his wife and daughter.  He also enjoys following Notre Dame football and KU basketball.


Dr. Couchonnal has clinics at St. Joseph Medical Center, Providence Medical Center, and Lee’s Summit.  He also speaks fluent Spanish.


Board certifications: Cardiovascular Disease


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