Leslie Saxon, MD


Leslie Saxon, MD

Founder & Executive Director,
USC Center for Body Computing

Leslie Saxon, M.D., is a Professor of Clinical Medicine (Clinical Scholar) at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and preventing sudden cardiac death.

Dr. Saxon is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine and she was recruited to USC from the University of California San Francisco where she was the Acting Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology.

In addition to using state-of-the-art resynchronization devices in patients with arrhythmias, such as modified pacemakers and implantable defibrillators, Dr. Saxon also collaborates with medical device companies to evaluate the latest, most innovative interventional wearable technologies for the diagnosis and prevention of malignant ventricular arrhythmias and for patients with difficult-to-treat arrhythmias and heart failure. She is a member of Boston Scientific's Medical Advisory Board.

As a researcher, Dr. Saxon leads the Cardiovascular Research Unit (CRU) at USC, which focuses on studying the safety and effectiveness of new drug and device therapies in the areas of sudden death prevention, carotid artery disease, coronary artery disease, electrophysiology, heart failure, ischemic heart disease, heart attack and stroke. She also serves as the National Chair of the Boston Scientific ALTITUDE project studying remote monitoring of implantable devices and is a member of the steering committee for the Left Atrial Pressure Monitoring to Optimize Heart Failure Therapy (LAPTOP-HF) study.

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