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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, Epilepsy, Brain Tumor, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Cerebrovascular, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Radiology

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

Altered brain microstructure in association with repetitive subconcussive head impacts and the potential protective effect of jugular vein compression: A longitudinal study of female soccer athletes. Myer, GD; Barber Foss, K; Thomas, S; Galloway, R; Dicesare, CA; Dudley, J; Gadd, B; Leach, J; Smith, D; Gubanich, P; et al. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019; 53:1539-1551.

Diffusion tensor imaging in athletes sustaining repetitive head impacts: A systematic review of prospective studies. Schneider, DK; Galloway, R; Bazarian, JJ; Diekfuss, JA; Dudley, J; Leach, JL; Mannix, R; Talavage, TM; Yuan, W; Myer, GD. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2019; 36:2831-2849.

Comparison of whole brain segmentation and volume estimation in children and young adults using SPM and SyMRI. Serai, SD; Dudley, J; Leach, JL. Clinical Imaging. 2019; 57:77-82.

Long-term seizure outcomes after pediatric temporal lobectomy: does brain MRI lesion matter?. Arya, R; Mangano, FT; Horn, PS; Kaul, SK; Kaul, SK; Roth, C; Leach, JL; Turner, M; Holland, KD; Greiner, HM. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2019; 24:200-9.

Impact of Low-Level Blast Exposure on Brain Function after a One-Day Tactile Training and the Ameliorating Effect of a Jugular Vein Compression Neck Collar Device. Yuan, W; Foss, KD B; Dudley, J; Thomas, S; Galloway, R; DiCesare, C; Leach, J; Scheifele, P; Farina, M; Valencia, G; et al. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2019; 36:721-734.

Neuropsychological outcomes after resection of cortical sites with visual naming associated electrocorticographic high-gamma modulation. Arya, R; Roth, C; Leach, JL; Middeler, D; Wilson, JA; Vannest, J; Rozhkov, L; Greiner, HM; Buroker, J; Scholle, C; et al. Epilepsy Research. 2019; 151:17-23.

Development of information sharing in language neocortex in childhood-onset drug-resistant epilepsy. Arya, R; Ervin, B; Wilson, JA; Byars, AW; Rozhkov, L; Buroker, J; Horn, PS; Scholle, C; Fujiwara, H; Greiner, HM; et al. Epilepsia. 2019; 60:393-405.

Does brain functional connectivity contribute to musculoskeletal injury? A preliminary prospective analysis of a neural biomarker of ACL injury risk. Diekfuss, JA; Grooms, DR; Yuan, W; Dudley, J; Foss, KD B; Thomas, S; Ellis, JD; Schneider, DK; Leach, J; Bonnette, S; et al. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2019; 22:169-174.

Medulloblastoma therapy generates risk of a poorly-prognostic H3 wild-type subgroup of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma: a report from the International DIPG Registry. Gits, HC; Anderson, M; Stallard, S; Pratt, D; Zon, B; Howell, C; Kumar-Sinha, C; Vats, P; Kasaian, K; Polan, D; et al. Acta Neuropathologica Communications. 2018; 6.

Pediatric Emergencies: Imaging of Pediatric Head Trauma. Sr, OW T; Care, MM; Leach, JL. Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI. 2018; 39:495-514.