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.
Other 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, 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, including "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"
He also previously served as a South Carolina Fellows-in-Training representative for the American College of Cardiology.