Angel Rodrigo Leon, MD

Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiology

Phone: 404-686-2504

Fax: 404-686-4826

Email: aleon@emory.edu

Biography

Dr. Leon is a Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and is Chief of Cardiology Service at Emory University Hospital Midtown.  He holds the Linton and June Bishop Chair in Medicine.  He is also the Vice-Chair of Strategic Initiatives within the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Leon received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University and his medical degree from the University of Miami in Florida.  He completed his internship and residency at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Leon's cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships were done Emory University School of Medicine and his cardiac electrophysiology fellowship was completed at the University of Michigan Medical Center.  He has been an Emory faculty member since 1992.

Dr. Leon‘s professional interests involve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders.  He is actively involved in the clinical application and research into catheter ablation and pacemaker – ICD implantation. 

The areas of specific interest include ablation of atrial fibrillation, supraventricular and ventricular tachycardia, ICD implantation for sudden cardiac death prevention, and cardiac resynchronization for the treatment of congestive heart failure.