Dr. Dennis Leahy, MD

Dr. Dennis Leahy, MD

Cardiology | Male | 70 years old

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Dr. Dennis Leahy was born in Chicago, Illinois. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, he went on to...Read more

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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."

Dr. Leahy's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dizziness
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California

    Completed in 1976

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California

    Completed in 1977

  • Undergraduate School
    Princeton University

    Graduated in 1969

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

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