Dr. Dennis Leahy, MD

Dr. Dennis Leahy, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Dennis Leahy, MD is a cardiology specialist in Escondido, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1973 and specializes in cardiology and interventional cardiology.Read his story

1955 Citracado Pkwy Ste 201

Escondido, CA 92029

Contact Information

(760) 743-0546

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Leahy performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Heart Palpitations
more than 55% of peers
Cardiac Electrophysiology
more than 50% of peers
Chest Pain
more than 45% of peers

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Dr. Leahy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Leahy "Dr. Dennis Leahy was born in Chicago, Illinois. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, he went on to receive his medical degree from Columbia University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society. He graduated with Honors from both institutions. Dr. Leahy completed his internship and residency at UCSD Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Internal Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, member of the San Diego County Medical Society, Speakers' Board-American Heart Association, American College of Physicians, North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology, Alpha Omega Alpha, and Society of Sigma Xi. Dr. Leahy and his wife Kate have lived and raised their four children in Rancho Bernardo. He remains an enthusiastic and avid surfer. Awards and Honors: Voted "Best Doctors in America" 1997 to 2011 representing the nation's most respected specialists. Awarded "Super Doctor" status in 2011, which identifies physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selected as one of "America's Top Cardiologists" by Consumer's Research Council of America 2007-2010. Honored by the San Diego Chapter of the American Heart Association at the 2010 Heart Ball for his work with STEMI's (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction). First place winner in prose by the San Diego County Medical Society Literature Prize for essay "Bronwyn." "


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2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dizziness
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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22  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • University Of California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • University Of California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University Of California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Selected to "Best Doctors of America", 1997-2008
  • Physicians Literature Prize - First Place Winner in Prose, 2006
Media & Publications

Dr. Leahy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leahy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Leahy to family and friends
7 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Leahy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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