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Leon Kraft, MD

Cardiologist

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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

8401 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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Dr. Leon Kraft joined Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) as a cardiologist in 2013. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut and received his doctorate from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.  Dr. Kraft completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his internal medicine residency and internship at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Kraft received additional training in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and implantable cardiac defibrillators.  His professional interests include hemodynamics and cardiac catheterization, electrophysiologic device therapy, and cardiovascular pathologic prevention strategies.

He previously served as Chief of Staff at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, the largest hospital in the state of Louisiana.  For eight years, he also served on the Board of Directors for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health Systems.

Dr. Kraft is a member of the National Medical Association, Louisiana State Medical Society, East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Association, and East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society.

Training

  • Education

    Wesleyan University

    Yale University School of Medicine

  • residency

    Washington Hospital Center

  • fellowship

    University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • memberships

    National Medical Association

    Louisiana State Medical Society

    East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Association

    East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society