Luis Leon, MD

“What I love most about practicing medicine is researching and participating in developing new medical interventional techniques and finding new approaches to treating my patients safely and effectively.”

Medical Interests:

Acute and Chronic Venous Diseases (varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism)
Peripheral Infrainguinal Arterial Diseases
Carotid, Renal and Visceral Arterial Disease
Aortic aneurysms
Dialysis access procedures
Novel Interventional Technologies and Devices

Professional affiliations:

American Board of Surgeons
Society for Vascular Surgery
Peruvian American Medical Society
Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society

” I enjoy being actively involved in developing new medical treatments for vascular and arterial diseases, but personally get the most enjoyment from spending time with my growing family.”

Personal Interests:

Running – Marathons; Ultra-marathons; triathlons
Vegan cuisine

Medical School

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, “Alberto Hurtado“ School of Medicine
Lima, Peru, 1988 – 1996
Medical Internship
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, General Surgery
Torrance, CA, 1997 – 1998

General Surgery Residency

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, General Surgery
Torrance, CA, 1998 – 2003


Peripheral Vascular and Surgery
Loyola University Medical Center and Edward Hines Jr.-VA Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois, 2003 – 2005

Board Certifications

General Surgery, 2004
Vascular Surgery, 2006

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