Faculty Profiles

Dr. Bradley Leshnower

Bradley G. Leshnower, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Associate Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery, Emory University SOM

Chief Quality Officer, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University Hospital

Telephone: 404.778.3484

Email: bleshno@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2011

Biography

Dr. Leshnower earned his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and did his general surgery residency and cardiac surgery research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a fellowship in aortic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in endovascular surgery at the Arizona Heart Institute. He joined the Emory Department of Surgery faculty after completing his Emory cardiothoracic surgery residency.

His clinical specialties are thoracic aortic surgery, thoracic endovascular aortic repair, aortic valve replacement, and mitral valve repair/replacement and coronary artery bypass. In 2012, Dr. Leshnower became the first Emory surgeon to perform thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). In coordination with colleagues from the Emory Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, he has built the TEVAR service into one of the nation's top such programs in patient volume and quality.

Dr. Leshnower's research interests include diseases of the thoracic aorta, clinical studies of patient outcomes following medical and surgical treatment of aneurysmal disease and aortic dissection, and basic science investigations of the pathophysiology of acute and chronic aortic dissection. In 2016, he was the first recipient of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)/Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Research Grant, which is funding his pilot study to determine the optimal cerebral protection strategy during aortic arch replacement.

Publications

View Dr. Leshnower's publications in PubMed.

Affiliations

  • The Emory Clinic

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

Education

  • MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Class of 2001

  • Internship, General Surgery Residency, Research Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2001-2008

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, 2008-2011

  • Administrative Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine 2010-2011

  • Fellowship in Aortic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2011

  • Fellowship in Endovascular Surgery, Arizona Heart Institute, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Leonard J. Perloff Chief Resident Award, Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2008

  • Research Award, Annual Meeting, Pennsylvania Association of Thoracic Surgery, 2005

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board, Vascular Surgery, Clinics in Surgery

Organizational Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • Edward B. Diethrich Vascular Surgery Society

  • International Society of Endovascular Specialists

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association

  • American Heart Association

Clinical Interests

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement

  • Thoracic aortic surgery

  • Thoracic endovascular aortic repair

  • Aortic valve replacement

  • Mitral valve repair/replacement

  • Coronary artery bypass

Research Interests

  • Thoracic aortic disease

  • Basic science investigations of the pathophysiology of acute and chronic aortic dissection

  • Clinical research studies of patient outcomes following medical and surgical therapies to treat acute and chronic aortic dissection