Robert A. Leonardi, M.D.

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Robert A. Leonardi, M.D.

Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Residency: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, Cardiology;
Emory University, Atlanta, Interventional Cardiology & Structural Interventional Cardiology

Board Status:Certified

After graduating magna cum laude from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.,
Dr. Leonardi earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina
in Charleston. He then completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University
in Durham, N.C.

Culminating his education with a cardiology fellowship at MUSC as well as
interventional cardiology and structural interventional cardiology fellowships at Emory
University in Atlanta, Dr. Leonardi’s procedural skill set includes transcatheter aortic valve
replacement (TAVR), transradial and transfemoral coronary angiography and intervention,
peripheral (iliac and femoral) angiography and intervention, and percutaneous balloon
aortic valvuloplasty. Additional skills include percutaneous atrial septal defect/patent
foramen ovale closure, alcohol septal ablation for obstructive hypertrophic
cardiomyopathy, endomyocardial biopsy, invasive assessment of valvular heart disease
and coronary artery disease with fractional flow reserve and intravascular ultrasound,
transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. He is board
certified in internal medicine, interventional cardiology and cardiovascular medicine.

Dr. Leonardi has also published numerous abstracts and research studies. His
ongoing efforts have focused on the simplification of the TAVR procedure, Effects on
Mitral Regurgitation of Alcohol Septal Ablation for Obstructive Hypertrophic
Cardiomyopathy, and Lipid Deposition at Coronary Bifurcations: Results from the
COLOR Registry.

Dr. Leonardi previously served as a South Carolina Fellows-in-Training
representative for the American College of Cardiology. He joins the board-certified
cardiologists at Lexington Cardiology to deliver the highest quality care in the treatment
of cardiovascular disease. And as part of Lexington Medical Heart Center, Dr. Leonardi
will be supported by the region’s only Duke Medicine-affiliated heart program.
 
 
Certifications:
American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Medicine


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