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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

Overcoming barriers to establishing autopsy procurement programs in pediatric patients with central nervous system tumors: a call to develop regional centers. DeWire, M; Erker, C; Hummel, TR; Chow, LM L; de Blank, P; Salloum, R; Pillay-Smiley, N; Hoffman, L; Gilger, E; Gallagher, M; et al. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2021; 152:107-114.

Is it Possible to Protect the Adolescent Brain with Internal Mechanisms from Repetitive Head Impacts: Results from a Phase II Single Cohort, Longitudinal, Self-Control Study. Logan, K; Yuan, W; Foss, KD B; Diekfuss, JA; DiCesare, CA; Leach, J; Altaye, M; Lloyd, RS; Myer, GD. Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise. 2021; 3:56-65.

The effects of internal jugular vein compression for modulating and preserving white matter following a season of American tackle football: A prospective longitudinal evaluation of differential head impact exposure. Diekfuss, JA; Yuan, W; Barber Foss, KD; Dudley, JA; DiCesare, CA; Reddington, DL; Zhong, W; Nissen, KS; Shafer, JL; Leach, JL; et al. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 2021; 99:423-445.

EPID-15. THE INTERNATIONAL DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA (DIPG)/DIFFUSE MIDLINE GLIOMA (DMG) REGISTRY AND REPOSITORY (IDIPGR) EXPANSION. Torontali, M; Doughman, R; Chaney, B; Black, K; Asher, A; Rupert, A; Fuller, C; Leach, J; Jones, B; Fouladi, M; et al. Neuro-Oncology. 2020; 22:iii321-iii322.

IMG-09. RESPONSE ASSESSMENT IN DIFFUSE INTRINSIC PONTINE GLIOMA (DIPG): RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE RESPONSE ASSESSMENT IN PEDIATRIC NEURO-ONCOLOGY COMMITTEE. Cooney, T; Cohen, KJ; Guimaraes, CV; Dhall, G; Leach, J; Massimino, M; Erbetta, A; Chiapparini, L; Malbari, F; Kramer, K; et al. Neuro-Oncology. 2020; 22:iii356-iii357.

High-gamma modulation language mapping with stereo-EEG: A novel analytic approach and diagnostic validation. Ervin, B; Buroker, J; Rozhkov, L; Holloway, T; Horn, PS; Scholle, C; Byars, AW; Mangano, FT; Leach, JL; Greiner, HM; et al. Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology. 2020; 131:2851-2860.

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, International Journal of Paediatrics. 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. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy. 2020; 24:415-423.

A 2-week-old Infant Presenting with Seizures. Poisson, KE; Thomas, CW; Leach, JL. NeoReviews. 2020; 21:e631-e635.