Dr. Richard Leone, MD

Dr. Richard Leone, MD

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Dr. Richard Leone, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Bellingham, WA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus in 1994 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, adult cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

2979 Squalicum Pkwy Ste 201

Bellingham, WA 98225

Contact Information

(360) 788-6800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • LifeWise
  • Medicaid
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Lung Surgery
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more than 74% of peers
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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more than 60% of peers
Lung Cancer
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more than 55% of peers

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Dr. Leone's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Leone "I was fortunate enough to be trained by some of the most caring, competent and talented surgeons in the United States. The one thing that defined each of these surgeons was a commitment to the treat patient first and foremost, with compassion and respect, as if they are a member of your family. I and my team strive to do this every day. While we are proud to provide the most modern, cutting-edge treatment to every patient, it is done with constant attention to compassionate care and respect of the patient's wishes."

4  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Ph.d. Rutgers University
    Other Education | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Leone has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Leone's Reviews

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4.6

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Dr. Leon is a nice, caring doctor able to explain relatively complex procedures in an understandable way. He is good at visiting patients in the hospital post-op. If I have any complaint, it is that I wish he had informed me that I had ended up with a fractured rib as a result of "rib spreading"...Read More
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Paul J Matte in Mount Vernon, WA 98273 – Mar 22, 2018
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I had the most wonderful privilege of having him as my surgeon..changed my life.. I will highly recommend him to anyone..he is simply the best..??
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Valerie Sellers in Blaine Washington – Mar 20, 2018
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We had our 1st visit today! He’s a breathe of fresh air. We liked him a lot. We felt as if he truly cared. He was very informative and very educated! Thank you, Dr Leone. Erin and Macky??
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Erin and Macky – Mar 06, 2018
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Dr. Leone performed a multiple vessel bypass on my heart in 2008. I was out of the hospital quickly, had no infection or post surgery problems at all. He helped me avoid the heart attack. I have no restrictions and I now do 100 mile bicycle tours during the summer. He's obviously a skilled...Read More
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Steven Gamage in Ferndale – Jan 06, 2018
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From our initial meeting through the surgery and post-operative care, Dr. Leone and his superb team exemplified an ideal combination of compassion and professional expertise. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Leone to family, friends, or anyone seeking the best choice for cardio thoracic...Read More
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Bob Winters in Bellingham, WA – Dec 09, 2017
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