Specialties

Cardiac Electrophysiology (Board certified since 1994)

Cardiology (Board certified since 1989)

Internal Medicine (Board certified since 1987)

At a Glance

  • 1987 Started practicing
  • 29 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Leon

Research Focus:

Dr. Leon directs his investigational activities toward developing, testing and applying new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for management of heart rhythm disorders.  Specific techniques include catheter ablation of ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation.  He has also been extensively involved in the evolution of device therapy for the treatment of congestive heart failure and life threatening arrhythmia.  Some of this research also includes analyzing outcomes of various treatment strategies that utilize new technologies.  His clinical research activities have resulted in being selected to the following positions:

1. Primary National Investigator:  Primary Defibrillator Study, Guidant Corp. 1992

2. Co-Primary National Investigator:  InSync III Clinical Evaluation, Medtronic Corp. 1993

3. Executive Committee and co-Primary Investigator:  PROSPECT, Medtronic Corp. 2004

4. Steering Committee, ESTEEM Clinical Research Trial, Guidant Corp. 2005

5. National Co-Chair, Cardiac Resynchronization in Narrow QRS, Guidant Corp. 2006

My Clinical Interests

  • implantable defibrillator
  • atrial fibrillation ablation
  • arrhythmias
  • arrhythmia ablation
  • Electrophysiology
  • pacemaker
  • radiofrequency ablation

Academic Profile

Degree

University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

INTERNSHIP

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Heart Association, Member Council, Clinical Cardiolgoy

American Medical Association

Atlanta Medical Association

North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Heart & Vascular Center at Emory University Hospital Midtown

Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
  • 404-686-2504
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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3

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Academic Profile

Degree

University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

FELLOWSHIP

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA

University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI

INTERNSHIP

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Professional Memberships

American College of Cardiology, Fellow

American Heart Association, Member Council, Clinical Cardiolgoy

American Medical Association

Atlanta Medical Association

North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology

Languages spoken

  • Spanish