Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD


Cardiac Surgery | Male

Leonard J Hays III MD 2515 Desales Ave Ste 204 Chattanooga, TN 37404 Get Directions
Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD
Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 61 years old. Dr. Hays III is affiliated with Erlanger Medical Center, Hamilton Medical Center, Parkridge Medical Center and Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Hays III' Care Philosophy

I strive to provide cutting edge cardiovascular care in a compassionate respectful manner. My goal as a patients cardiologisit is to identify and appropriately correct potentially life threatening cardiovascular conditions. Once these conditions are corrected, it then becomes my goal to correct all contributing factors in order to reduce the chance of recurrent disease and effect the long tern result.

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Patient Comments (22)
in Chattanooga, TN |
Excellent doctor . Very diligent and thoughtful.
in Rossville, GA |
Very Knowledgable and friendly. Detail oriented and caring. Wants and does what is best for his patients.
in Chattanooga, TN |
I love him
Nashville, TN |
Complete lack of communication by Dr Hayes and his entire staff. Was given OK to wait until after June 19th to have procedure by Dr Hayes, and then when they tried to plan it for the 17th was dropped from Dr Hayes' care for refusing the procedure when I told them I couldn't until after the 19th. This is the third mess up by this office, and now I'm left without a heart doctor. Wouldn't recommend them to anyone. Negligent and uncaring staff and a doctor who doesn't care.
in Chattanooga, TN |
He is an expert at what he does and I think he is the best at what he does.
New York, NY |
Very personable
Needs other doctors in practice.
Ooltewah, TN |
Dr. Hays is a great man and a wonderful physician
Hixson, Tn |
He is great
in Chattanooga, TN |
Very detailed evaluation. He went over all medications and what they were used for, as well as my medical conditions. Most importantly, I felt that I had his full attention and he listened to my concerns.
New York, NY |
Awesome bedside manner and explains everything very well.
New York, NY |
I absolutely love him.
in Rising Fawn, GA |
The moment Dr. Hayes came into the room, I felt a calmness.. Dr. Hayes has a very gentle soul. His initial exam was the finest, I have had, from any doctor. Very thorough. He , successfully, diagnosed my problem.
New York, NY |
If your looking for a good cardiologist, I feel he is the best.
New York, NY |
He is a very thorough physician and takes his time.
New York, NY |
We like his personality and is a great doctor.
New York, NY |
He is a very good doctor.
Chattanooga, TN |
He is a very nice doctor who gets to the point.
New York, NY |
He is a great, friendly doctor who knows what he is doing.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Hays took the time to explain to me the exact details regarding my condition. He also explained the choices I could make going forward as well as the pros and cons of those choices. He is an excellent physician, I would recommend him to anyone in the Southeast who needs a cardiologist. Doctors who place their patients first are hard to find, no doubt in my mind my health was his biggest concern.
New York, NY |
I have extreme confidence in Dr. Hays.
Spent time ask questions and understanding my health. Staff was not very professional and this is the reason I would not recommend his office.
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Dr. Hays III' Care Philosophy

I strive to provide cutting edge cardiovascular care in a compassionate respectful manner. My goal as a patients cardiologisit is to identify and appropriately correct potentially life threatening cardiovascular conditions. Once these conditions are corrected, it then becomes my goal to correct all contributing factors in order to reduce the chance of recurrent disease and effect the long tern result.

Dr. Hays III' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Compression Syndrome
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Cardiac Diverticulum
  • Cardiac Hydatid Cysts With Intracavitary Expansion
  • Cardiac Malformation - Cleft Lip-Palate - Microcephaly - Digital Anomalies
  • Cardiac Sources of Embolism
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Conduction Disorder of the Heart
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Laterality Defects
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    University of Kentucky
  • Internship Hospital
    University of Alabama
  • Residency Hospital
    University of Alabama
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Virginia
  • Undergraduate School
    University of Kentucky

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Lung Surgery
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Brachytherapy