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James L. Leach, MD

  • Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Professor, UC Department of Radiology



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.


A pilot radiogenomic study of DIPG reveals distinct subgroups with unique clinical trajectories and therapeutic targets. Zhu, X; Lazow, MA; Schafer, A; Bartlett, A; Senthil Kumar, S; Mishra, DK; Dexheimer, P; DeWire, M; Fuller, C; Leach, JL; et al. Acta neuropathologica communications. 2021; 9.

A distributed network supports spatiotemporal cerebral dynamics of visual naming. Ervin, B; Buroker, J; Byars, AW; Rozhkov, L; Leach, JL; Horn, PS; Scholle, C; Mangano, FT; Greiner, HM; Holland, KD; et al. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology. 2021; 132:2948-2958.

NIMG-11. VOLUMETRIC ENDPOINTS IN DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA (DIPG): COMPARISON TO CROSS-SECTIONAL MEASURES AND CORRELATION WITH OUTCOMES. Lazow, M; Nievelstein, M; Lane, A; Bandopadhayay, P; DeWire-Schottmiller, M; Fouladi, M; Glod, J; Greiner, R; Hoffman, L; Hummel, T; et al. Neuro-Oncology. 2021; 23:vi129-vi130.

White Matter Alteration Following SWAT Explosive Breaching Training and the Moderating Effect of a Neck Collar Device: A DTI and NODDI Study. Yuan, W; Dudley, J; Slutsky-Ganesh, AB; Leach, J; Scheifele, P; Altaye, M; Barber Foss, KD; Diekfuss, JD; Rhea, CK; Myer, GD. Military Medicine. 2021; 186:1183-1190.

Categorizing cortical dysplasia lesions for surgical outcome using network functional connectivity. Bdaiwi, AS; Greiner, HM; Leach, J; Mangano, FT; DiFrancesco, MW. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2021; 28:600-608.

Accuracy of Central Neuro-Imaging Review of DIPG Compared with Histopathology in the International DIPG Registry. Lazow, MA; Fuller, C; DeWire, M; Lane, A; Bandopadhayay, P; Bartels, U; Bouffet, E; Cheng, S; Cohen, KJ; Cooney, TM; et al. Neuro-Oncology. 2021.

High School Sports-Related Concussion and the Effect of a Jugular Vein Compression Collar: A Prospective Longitudinal Investigation of Neuroimaging and Neurofunctional Outcomes. Yuan, W; Diekfuss, JA; Barber Foss, KD; Dudley, JA; Leach, JL; Narad, ME; Dicesare, CA; Bonnette, S; Epstein, JN; Logan, K; et al. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2021; 38:2811-2821.

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Newer Helmet Designs with Emergent Shell and Padding Technologies Versus Older Helmet Models for Preserving White Matter Following a Season of High School Football. Diekfuss, JA; Yuan, W; Dudley, JA; DiCesare, CA; Panzer, MB; Talavage, TM; Nauman, E; Bonnette, S; Slutsky-Ganesh, AB; Clark, J; et al. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2021; 49:2863-2874.

Does central nervous system dysfunction underlie patellofemoral pain in young females? Examining brain functional connectivity in association with patient-reported outcomes. Diekfuss, JA; Grooms, DR; Nissen, KS; Coghill, RC; Bonnette, S; Barber Foss, KD; Dudley, JA; Berz, K; Logan, K; Gubanich, P; et al. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2021.

Fast Automated Stereo-EEG Electrode Contact Identification and Labeling Ensemble. Ervin, B; Rozhkov, L; Buroker, J; Leach, JL; Mangano, FT; Greiner, HM; Holland, KD; Arya, R. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 2021; 99:393-404.

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