Angel R Leon, MD

Emory Clinic

Chief of Cardiology at Emory University Hospital Midtown

Professor of Medicine

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Cardiac Electrophysiology (Board certified since 1994)
Cardiology (Board certified since 1989)
Internal Medicine (Board certified since 1987)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
arrhythmia ablation
atrial fibrillation ablation
radiofrequency ablation
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Heart & Vascular Center at Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
404 686-2504
Additional Spoken Language(s):
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

Year Started Practicing: 1987
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 1991
Organizational 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
Major or Recent Publications:

Donahue T, Niazi I, Leon A, Stucky M, Herrmann K, ESTEEM –CRT Investigators. Acute and chronic response to CRT in narrow QRS patients. J. Cardiovascular Transl Res, 2012 Apr;5(2);232-41. Epub 2011 Dec 30.

Lovelock JD, Patel A, Mengistu A, Hoskins M, El-Chami M, Lloyd MS, Leon A, De Lurgio D, Langberg JJ. Generator exchange is associated with an increased rate of Sprint Fidelis lead failure. Heart Rhythm. 2012 Oct;9(10):1615-8. Doi. 10.1016/j.hrthm.2012.06.009.Epub 2012 June 6.

Mikhael F. El-Chami, MD, Fadi J. Sawaya, MD, Patrick Kilgo, MS, William Stein, IV, MD, Michael Halkos, MD, Vinod Thourani, MD, Omar M. Lattouf, MD, David B. De Lurgio, MD, Robert A. Guyton, MD, John D. Puskas, MD, Angel R. Leon, MD. Ventricular Arrhythmia After Cardiac Surgery: Incidence, Predictors, and Outcomes.Journal of the American College of Cardiology Vol. xx, No. x, 2012© 2012 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation ISSN 0735-1097.

Joshua D. Lovelock, Ayesha Patel, Andenet Mengistu, Michael Hoskins, Mikhael El-Chami, Michael Lloyd, Angel Leon, David De Lurgio, Jonathan Langberg. Generator exchange is associated with an increased rate of Sprint Fidelis lead failure. Heart Rhythm 2012; 9:1615-1618. 2012 Heart Rhythm Society.

Medical School
University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI