Leigh Reardon, MD
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Leigh Reardon, MD

  • Pediatric Cardiology|
  • Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease
Average rating: 5.0
| 41 ratings
Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center | 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Dr. Reardon is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics and practices pediatric cardiology and adult congenital heart disease. He has a specific interest heart failure, transplantation, mechanical support and the care of adolescents and young adults as they transition from the pediatric to the adult clinical setting.

Please note that Dr. Reardon has two separate office locations and phone numbers for adult and pediatric patients. Please call the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center at 310-825-9011 for adult patients. Please call the UCLA Pediatric Heart Center for pediatric patients at 310-267-7667.

  • Associate Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant
  • Director, Transitional Cardiac Care
  • Director, Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support

Patient Stories




Medical Board Certifications

Adult Congenital Heart Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017
Pediatric Cardiology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2016
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2009
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008


Adult Congenital Cardiology, UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Ctr, 2011
Pediatric Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2011


Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2008


MD, Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine, 2004



West Los Angeles

Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center

Cardiology| Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease| Congenital Cardiac Surgery
West Los Angeles

Children's Heart Center

Cardiology| Pediatric Cardiology| Congenital Cardiac Disease +3 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Transition, Transfer and Life-long Care - Dr. Leigh Reardon | 2017 UCLA ACHD Symposium
Mechanical Support Options in ACHD - Dr. Leigh Reardon | 2017 UCLA ACHD Symposium



Link to Dr. Reardon's PubMed publications

Select Publications:

  1. Clinical Outcomes of Adult Fontan-Associated Liver Disease and Combined Heart-Liver Transplantation
  2. Morbidity and Mortality in Adult Fontan Patients After Heart or Combined Heart-Liver Transplantation
  3. Orthotopic Heart and Combined Heart Liver Transplantation: the Ultimate Treatment Option for Failing Fontan Physiology
  4. COVID-19 in a pediatric heart transplant recipient: Emergence of donor-specific antibodies
  5. ISHLT consensus statement for the selection and management of pediatric and congenital heart disease patients on ventricular assist devices Endorsed by the American Heart Association
  6. Heart and heart-liver transplantation in adults with failing Fontan physiology
  7. Usefulness of serum brain natriuretic peptide to predict adverse events in patients with the Eisenmenger syndrome
  8. Knowledge of Life-Long Cardiac Care by Adolescents and Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
  9. Prognostic utility of MELD-XI in adult congenital heart disease patients undergoing cardiac transplantation
  10. A composite noninvasive index correlates with liver fibrosis scores in post-Fontan patients: Preliminary findings
  11. Mortality Risk Stratification in Fontan Patients Who Underwent Heart Transplantation
  12. Implantation techniques and outcomes after cardiac resynchronization therapy for congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries
  13. Superior vena cava stenting guided by alternative imaging modalities in a patient with severe contrast allergy: a case report and brief literature review
  14. High-Output Heart Failure From Growth of Vascular Malformations in Multiple Gestation Pregnancy
  15. Apparent life-threatening events in infants: two unique presentations of rare cardiac diseases
  16. Left ventricular assist device as a bridge to patient and myocardial recovery

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2023, 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Teaching Humanism at the Bedside Award, David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ISHLT/Heartware Early Career Grant in Translation Research for Mechanical Circulatory Support in the Fontan Circulation
  • Department of Internal Medicine Physician of the Month, Dec 2011