Leo Simpson, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

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Position

Address

Baylor Clinic (Clinic)
7200 Cambridge St
Suite 126C
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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Heart and Lung Transplant Clinic (Clinic)
6770 Bertner Avenue
Suite 350
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(832) 355-3961
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Texas Heart Institute (Clinic)
6720 Bertner Ave
Suite P115
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Physician Specialties

  • Cardiology

Professional Specialties

  • Cardiology-Electrophysiology

  • Cardiology-Interventional

  • Cardiology

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Cardiology-Advanced Heart Failure

Memberships

  • American Society of Echocardiography
    05/2007

  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
    12/2008

  • Fellow of American College of Cardiology
    12/2012

  • Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society
    09/2012

  • Fellow of Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention
    09/2012

  • Member of The Texas Heart Institute Professional Staff
    02/2013

  • Texas Heart Institute Cardiac Society
    12/2010