Dr. Mark Bissing, a native of Leawood, KS, has two very good reasons for choosing the cardiology profession. One is his father, who suffered a heart attack while he was in medical school. The other is his daughter, Dana, who was born with a hole in her heart. Surgery corrected the condition, but the experience focused his career on cardiology.
After attaining a biology degree from Baker University, Dr. Bissing earned a medical degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City. He then completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology, both at the University of Iowa.
Dr. Bissing joined Iowa Heart Center in 1995. He is board certified in general and nuclear cardiology, and currently practices at Iowa Heart Center's West University clinic in West Des Moines.