University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Miguel Leal, MD, FACC, FHRS



MADISON, WI 53792-0001

(608) 262-2122


  • Federal University of Ceara, School of Medicine, Fortaleza, Brazil – MD
  • Weiss Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois – Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Weiss Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago Hospitals – Chief Medical Resident
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin – Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin – Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Professional Activities

Dr. Miguel Leal is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine within the Department of Medicine. He is the Program Director of both the Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship Program and the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program. Throughout the academic year, he 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).

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Leal is the Medical Director of the University of Wisconsin Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia Service. 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.

Research Interests

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Dr. Leal’s research interests include CIEDs, lead management and leadless cardiac pacing, and novel pacing technologies.