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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

Clinical Divisions

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

Research Divisions

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

MR imaging features of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and relationship to overall survival: report from the International DIPG Registry. Leach, JL; Roebker, J; Schafer, A; Baugh, J; Chaney, B; Fuller, C; Fouladi, M; Lane, A; Doughman, R; Drissi, R; et al. Neuro-Oncology. 2020; 22:1647-1657.

Reading in children with drug-resistant epilepsy was related to functional connectivity in cognitive control regions. Kraus, D; Vannest, J; Arya, R; Hutton, JS; Leach, JL; Mangano, FT; Tenney, JR; Byars, AW; DeWitt, TG; Horowitz-Kraus, T. Acta Paediatrica: promoting child health. 2020; 109:2105-2111.

Alterations in knee sensorimotor brain functional connectivity contributes to ACL injury in male high-school football players: a prospective neuroimaging analysis. Diekfuss, JA; Grooms, DR; Nissen, KS; Schneider, DK; Foss, KD B; Thomas, S; Bonnette, S; Dudley, JA; Yuan, W; Reddington, DL; et al. Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia. 2020; 24:415-423.

Altered Functional and Structural Connectomes in Female High School Soccer Athletes after a Season of Head Impact Exposure and the Effect of a Novel Collar. Dudley, J; Yuan, W; Diekfuss, J; Foss, KD B; DiCesare, CA; Altaye, M; Logan, K; Leach, JL; Myer, GD. Brain Connectivity. 2020; 10:292-301.

Electrical stimulation sensorimotor mapping with stereo-EEG. Arya, R; Ervin, B; Holloway, T; Dudley, J; Horn, PS; Buroker, J; Rozhkov, L; Scholle, C; Byars, AW; Leach, JL; et al. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2020; 131:1691-1701.

Response assessment in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma: recommendations from the Response Assessment in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (RAPNO) working group. Cooney, TM; Cohen, KJ; Guimaraes, CV; Dhall, G; Leach, J; Massimino, M; Erbetta, A; Chiapparini, L; Malbari, F; Kramer, K; et al. The Lancet Oncology. 2020; 21:e330-e336.

Tumor Response Assessment in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma: Comparison of Semiautomated Volumetric, Semiautomated Linear, and Manual Linear Tumor Measurement Strategies. Gilligan, LA; DeWire-Schottmiller, MD; Fouladi, M; DeBlank, P; Leach, JL. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2020; 41:866-873.

Functional MRI in Children: Current Clinical Applications. Guerin, JB; Greiner, HM; Mangano, FT; Leach, JL. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 2020; 33:100800-100800.

Neonatal Functional and Structural Connectivity Are Associated with Cerebral Palsy at Two Years of Age. Merhar, SL; Gozdas, E; Tkach, JA; Parikh, NA; Kline-Fath, BM; He, L; Yuan, W; Altaye, M; Leach, JL; Holland, SK. American Journal of Perinatology: neonatal and maternal-fetal medicine. 2020; 37:137-145.

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; Foss, KB; 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.