Miguel A. Leal

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
Miguel A. Leal, MD


Dr. Leal is the Director of the Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Service at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He also serves as Program Director for both the Cardiovascular Medicine and Electrophysiology Fellowship Programs at UW.

His clinical interests include cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs, such as pacemakers and defibrillators), cardiac resynchronization therapy, lead management, laser-assisted lead extraction, leadless cardiac pacing and novel technologies in the field of cardiac pacing and defibrillation.

Dr. Leal presents lectures and seminars to medical students, residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, paramedics and population health students on a variety of cardiovascular topics. He is a member of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Clinical Cardiology - Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias Committee, as well as the AHA Committee on Scientific Sessions Program. Dr. Leal also serves as a reviewer for multiple medical journals and high-impact publications, including Heart Rhythm, Hear Rhythm Case Reports, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Leal has received several awards recognizing the excellence of his work in all academic areas (clinical care, education and research), including the UW Health Patient Experience Physician Champion Award, the UW Department of Medicine Evans-Glassroth Teaching Award, the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program Teaching Award, the UW Housestaff Association Excellence Award and the Dr. Benjamin and Marian Schuster Award (established for the purpose of advancing the study of Cardiology and Physiology).

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Medicine

Practice locations

  • University Hospital - Electrophysiology
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-1530
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Medical School
  • Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Brazil

Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2007-2010

Cardiac Electrophysiology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 2010-2011

  • Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL


  • Syncope (Fainting)
  • Heart Block
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Electrophysiology Study
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Pulmonary Vein Isolation
  • Heart Pacemaker
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Device
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Loop Recorder Implantation
  • Holter Monitor
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia Ablation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation
  • Electrophysiology
  • Laser Lead Extraction