Leo Simpson, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

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Positions

Assistant Professor
Medicine-Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas US

Director of Interventional Heart Failure
Baylor College Of Medicine
Houston, Texas United States

Addresses

Baylor Clinic (Clinic)
6620 Main Street
Suite 1225
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-2545
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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Hospital)
6720 Bertner St
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(832) 355-1000
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Texas Heart Institute (Clinic)
6770 Bertner Avenue
Suite 350
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(832) 355-3961
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Certifications

  • Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Cardiovascular Disease American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Cardiac Electrophysiology American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Interventional Cardiology American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

  • MD from All-India Institute of Medicine Science
    12/1999 - New Delhi India

    Pediatrics

  • Residency at All-India Institute of Medicine Science
    12/2001 - New Delhi India

    Pediatrics

  • Fellowship at Texas Heart Institute/ St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
    06/2008 - Houston, Texas United States

    Cardiology

  • Fellowship at Texas Heart Institute/ St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
    06/2009 - Houston, Texas United States

    Interventional Cardiology

  • Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center
    06/2010 - Dallas, Texas United States

    Electrophysiology

  • Residency at Emory University Hospital
    03/2005 - Atlanta, Georgia United States

    Internal Medicine

Language

  • English

Gender

  • Male

Professional Statement

Dr. Leo Simpson is an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and is board-certified in Interventional Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Advanced Heart Failure and cardiac transplant. Dr. Simpson earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. His extensive training included residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University followed by Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology fellowship at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital/Texas Heart Institute and then Cardiac Electrophysiology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and an active member of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation team at the Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Simpson is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and Fellow of Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention. He is an expert in the field of percutaneously inserted biventricular mechanical circulatory support (Impella, Tandem and ECMO), both for the treatment of refractory shock, ARDS and to support high risk percutaneous coronary revascularization, as well as Electrophysiological procedures. He also specializes in Percutaneous Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) closure, Percutaneous Atrial septal Defect (ASD) closure, and MitraClip - a less-invasive treatment option for certain people with mitral regurgitation who are not suitable for surgery. In addition to his clinical pursuits, his primary research interest is in the field of treatment of advanced heart failure. Dr. Simpson currently runs as a sub-investigator a randomized trial study - INOVATE-HF (INcrease OF VAgal TonE in chronic heart failure, a randomized study to establish Safety and Efficacy of CardioFit for treatment of subjects with heart failure and Left Ventricular Dysfunction) in this field. He is also the co-author of multiple publications involving left ventricular assist device and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Simpson's clinical and research interests include advanced heart failure, interventional cardiology, complex electrophysiological procedures, high risk percutaneous coronary revascularization, cardiogenic shock, peripheral interventions, Asd/vsd Septal closure, and ARDS

Professional Interests

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Interventional cardiology

  • Advanced heart failure

  • Electrophysiology

  • Cardiac transplantation

  • Mechanical Circulatory Support

  • Peripheral Interventions

Professional Specialties

  • Cardiology-Electrophysiology

  • Cardiology-Interventional

  • Cardiology

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Cardiology-Advanced Heart Failure