James L. Leach, MD

Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

Phone: 513-636-7591

Fax: 513-636-8145


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Neuroradiology; advanced imaging in epilepsy; multimodal imaging of brain tumors; imaging of stroke; MRI utilization; quality assurance initiatives for neuroradiologic interpretation


James (Jim) Leach, MD, is a neuroradiologist specializing in pediatric neuroradiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He grew up in southeastern Ohio and attended Ohio University majoring in zoology with an emphasis on comparative anatomy. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as a third-year student.

After seeing a clinical conference given by Bob Lukin, MD, then chief of neuroradiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he decided on radiology as a career. He was chief resident of radiology in 1994, and fellow in neuroradiology from 1995-1997 at the University of Cincinnati.

After serving as a staff neuroradiologist at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Leach spent five years in private practice at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville, Indiana. Dr. Leach returned to the University of Cincinnati in 2003. He was program director for the Radiology Residency Program from 2003-2006. Dr. Leach began his full time career at Cincinnati Children's in September 2007, focusing on pediatric neuroradiology.

Education and Training

BS: Ohio University, Athens, 1985.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1990.

Residency: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1990 -1994.

Fellowship: University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 1994 -1996.

Visiting Fellowship: Intensive Introduction to Functional MRI, MGH / MIT / HMS Martinos Center, Charlestown, MA, March 2006.

Certification: National Board of Medical Examiners, 1990; American Board of Radiology, 1994; Neuroradiology, 1997, 2007.


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