Steve Leonard, MD, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon Achieves New Certification in Congenital Cardiac Surgery

February 25, 2010

DENVER, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/Steve Leonard, MD, pediatric cardiac surgeon at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, is among the first in the country to achieve certification in the new subspecialty Congenital Cardiac Surgery designated by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

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He has been certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and now adds the Congenital Cardiac Surgery subspecialty to his credentials.

The American Board of Thoracic Surgery created this certification to acknowledge advanced clinical competence in the treatment of children and young adults with congenital and acquired heart disease. It was first offered in November 2009, making Leonard among the first physicians in the country to qualify for this achievement.

Leonard has had a distinguished career in pediatric heart surgery and joined Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in 2009 when he formed the Rocky Mountain Pediatric Heart Surgery practice in Denver.

He was previously at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and has more than 20 years experience as a pediatric heart surgeon.

A Colorado “native son” from Grand Junction, he completed his undergraduate work at Mesa State College and Colorado State University, then graduated from Medical School at the University of Colorado.

About Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) is a regional resource for specialty pediatric care founded nearly 20 years ago by private practice pediatric specialists at HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in central Denver. It is home to the region’s largest and most successful high-risk maternity service and an 84-bed intensive care newborn nursery – keeping mothers and babies together in the same hospital for optimal care. A $120 million pediatric facility will open on the P/SL campus in 2010, expanding current pediatric services and medical office building space.

RMHC’s focus on patient care and quality monitoring extends throughout HealthONE’s family of hospitals to enhance existing services and bring specialty pediatric care closer to patients in their home community. HealthONE hospitals provided care to nearly 100,000 children in 2009 through inpatient and outpatient services.


SOURCE Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

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