About Dr. Pierre Leimgruber

Pierre Leimgruber, MD, FACC is a specialist in the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) at the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center (HASPC) in Spokane, Washington. He practices the Bale Doneen Method of heart attack, stroke and diabetes prevention, shown in two peer-reviewed studies to halt, stabilize or even reverse CVD.

Dr. Leimgruber also serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Prior to joining HASPC, he worked for 32 years as an interventional cardiologist, affiliated with four leading hospitals in Spokane. After performing thousands of balloon angioplasties and stent placements in patients with severe CVD, he decided to change his focus to helping patients avoid these procedures by working to prevent the disease he used to treat.

Dr. Leimgruber is the author of 26 peer-reviewed research studies published in Circulation, American Journal of Cardiology, American Heart Journal, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and other leading medical journals. He has served as Local Principal/Co-investigator of dozens of multi-center randomized clinical trials and has presented his research at annual meetings of the American Heart Association and other medical specialty groups.

Dr. Leimgruber received his medical degree from University of Zurich Medical School in Switzerland and trained with Andreas Gruentzig, MD, the inventor of balloon angioplasty, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular diseases, and interventional cardiology. His professional memberships include Fellow, American College of Cardiology and Fellow, Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.