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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

Divisions

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

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.

Relative Head Impact Exposure and Brain White Matter Alterations After a Single Season of Competitive Football: A Pilot Comparison of Youth Versus High School Football. Foss, KD B; Yuan, W; Diekfuss, JA; Leach, J; Meehan, W; DiCesare, CA; Solomon, G; Schneider, DK; MacDonald, J; Dudley, J; et al. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. 2019; 29:442-450.

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.

Cervicocerebral quantitative arterial tortuosity: A biomarker of arteriopathy in children with intracranial aneurysms. Chen, AM; Karani, KB; Taylor, JM; Zhang, B; Furthmiller, A; De Vela, G; Leach, JL; Vadivelu, S; Abruzzo, TA. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. 2019; 24:389-8.

Electrical stimulation mapping of language with stereo-EEG. Arya, R; Ervin, B; Dudley, J; Buroker, J; Rozhkov, L; Scholle, C; Horn, PS; Vannest, J; Byars, AW; Leach, JL; et al. Epilepsy and Behavior. 2019; 99:106395-106395.

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.