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Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Professor, UC Department of Radiology

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My Biography & Research

Biography

James (Jim) Leach, MD, is a neuroradiologist specializing in pediatric neuroradiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He was chief resident in Radiology in 1994, and fellow in neuroradiology from 1995-1997 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he was trained by Robert Lukin and Thomas Tomsick.

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. While at UC Dr. Leach was awarded the Harold B. Spitz Award in 1997 and 2004 for excellence in resident education. Dr. Leach began his full time career at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in September 2007, focusing on pediatric neuroradiology. He was fellowship director of the Pediatric Neuroradiology fellowship from 2013-2017. He is currently a clinical professor of Radiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Clinical Interests

Neuroradiology; advanced imaging in epilepsy; functional MRI (fMRI), multimodal imaging of brain tumors; imaging of stroke; MRI utilization; quality assurance initiatives for neuroradiology interpretation

Research Interests

Neuroradiology; advanced imaging in epilepsy; functional MRI (fMRI), multimodal imaging of brain tumors; imaging of stroke; MRI utilization; quality assurance initiatives for neuroradiology interpretation

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Radiology

Departments

Radiology and Medical Imaging, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Brain Tumor Center, Radiology, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia HHT Center, Best Doctors 2017-18, Cerebrovascular, Sturge-Weber Center

My Education

BS: Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1985.

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

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

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

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

My Publications

DeVela G, Taylor J, Leach J, Vadivelu S, Zhang B, Linscott L, Chen A, Furthmiller A, Abruzzo T. Quantitative Arterial Tortuosity reveals occult arteriopathy in children with cryptogenic arterial ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2018 Apr;49(4):1011-1014.

Yuan W, Barber Foss KD, Thomas S, DiCesare CA, Dudley JA, Kitchen K, Gadd B, Leach JL, Smith D, Altaye M, Gubanich P, Galloway RT, McCrory P, Bailes JE, Mannix R, Meehan WP 3rd, Myer GD. White matter alterations over the course of two consecutive high-school football seasons and the effect of a jugular compression collar: A preliminary longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging study. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018;39:491–508.

McAllister A, Leach J, West H, Jones B, Zhang B, Serai S. Quantitative Synthetic MRI in Children: Normative Intracranial Tissue Segmentation Values during Development. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Dec;38(12):2364-2372.

Maynard LM, Leach JL, Horn PS, Spaeth CG, Mangano FT, Holland KD, Miles L, Faist R, Greiner HM. Predictors of epilepsy severity in MR Identified Focal Cortical Dysplasia. Epilepsy Res. 2017 Mar 6;132:41-49.

Baugh J, Bartels U, Leach J, Jones B, Chaney B, Warren KE, Kirkendall J, Doughman R, Hawkins C, Miles L, Fuller C, Hassall T, Bouffet E, Lane A, Hargrave D, Grill J, Hoffman LM, Jones C, Towbin A, Savage SA, Monje M, Li XN, Ziegler DS, van Zanten SV, Kramm CM, van Vuurden DG, Fouladi M. The international diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma registry: an infrastructure to accelerate collaborative research for an orphan disease. J Neurooncol. 2017 Apr;132(2):323-331.

West H, Leach JL, Jones B, Care M, Radhakrishnan R, Merrow C, Alvarado E, Serai S. Clinical Validation of Synthetic Brain MRI in Children. Neuroradiology. 2017 Jan;59(1):43-50.

Betts A, Leach JL, Jones BV, Zhang B, Serai S. Brain Imaging with Synthetic MR in Children: Clinical Quality Assessment. Neuroradiology. 2016 Oct;58(10):1017-1026.

Myer GD, Yuan W, Barber Foss KD, Thomas S, Smith D, Leach J, Kiefer AW, Dicesare C, Adams J, Gubanich PJ, Kitchen K, Schneider DK, Braswell D, Krueger D, Altaye M. Analysis of head impact exposure and brain microstructure response in a season-long application of a jugular vein compression collar: a prospective, neuroimaging investigation in American football. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Oct;50(20):1276-1285.

Alvarado E, Leach JL, Care M, Mangano F, O’Hara S. Pediatric Spinal Ultrasound: Neonatal and Intraoperative Applications. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2017 Apr;38(2):126-142.

Radhakrishnan R, Leach JL, Mangano FT, Gelfand M, Rozhkov L, Miles L, Greiner H. Prospective detection of cortical dysplasia on clinical MRI in pediatric intractable epilepsy. Pediatr Radiol. 2016 Sep;46(10):1430-8.