Joseph Leach, MD, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address185 Berry Street Bldg B
San Francisco CA 94158
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    UCSF, Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, San Francisco, CAFellowship2019Abdominal Imaging; Ultrasound
    UCSF, Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, San Francisco, CAResidency2018Diagnostic Radiology
    UCSF, Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, San Francisco, CANIH T32 Research Fellowship2018
    California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CAInternship2014Internal Medicine
    UCSF, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CAMD2013Medicine
    UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Bioengineering Program, San Francisco, CAPhD2009Bioengineering
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    Margulis Society, UCSF Radiology & Biomedical Imaging2018Outstanding Resident Research Award

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    Joseph Leach, MD, PhD obtained his PhD from the joint UCSF-UC Berkeley Bioengineering program in 2009. In 2013 Dr. Leach earned his medical degree at UCSF, followed by a one-year Internal Medicine internship at California Pacific Medical Center of San Francisco, where he was awarded "Francis J Rigney Intern of the Year". Dr. Leach completed a four-year Diagnostic Radiology residency at UCSF in 2018, spending 2017-2018 as an NIH T32 Training Grant research fellow, where he focused his research on the development of methodologies by which to study the biomechanics of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) on a patient-specific basis. Dr. Leach completed a clinical fellowship in Abdominal Imaging/Ultrasound at UCSF in 2019 and joined the department as an assistant professor in residence in the section of Abdominal Imaging and Ultrasound later the same year. In addition to his roles at UCSF, Dr Leach serves as an Abdominal radiologist at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where he maintains an active research program.

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    Combined Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Biomechanical Analysis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms to Predict Disease Progression
    RSNA RF1813Jul 18, 2018 - Jul 17, 2020

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    1. Association of 3-Year All-Cause Mortality and Peak Wall Stresses of Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms in Veterans. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Jun 08. Zamirpour S, Xuan Y, Wang Z, Gomez A, Hope MD, Leach J, Mitsouras D, Saloner DA, Guccione JM, Ge L, Tseng EE. PMID: 35690227.
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    2. Impact of Implicit Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System Over 10 Years. J Am Heart Assoc. 2022 04 05; 11(7):e024571. Leach JR, Shen H, Huo E, Hope TA, Mitsouras D, Whooley MA, Hope MD. PMID: 35348001; PMCID: PMC9075479.
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    3. Ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm growth is minimal at sizes that do not meet criteria for surgical repair. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2022 Jan; 12(1):333-340. Gulati A, Leach J, Wang Z, Xuan Y, Hope MD, Saloner DA, Ge L, Tseng EE. PMID: 34993082; PMCID: PMC8666776.
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    4. Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Growth is Minimal at Sizes That Do Not Meet Criteria for Surgical Repair. Structural Heart. 2021 Apr 9; 5(sup1):63-63. Gulati GA, Leach LJ, Wang WZ, Xuan XY, Hope HM, Ge GL, Tseng TE. .
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    5. Abdominal aortic aneurysm measurement at CT/MRI: potential clinical ramifications of non-standardized measurement technique and importance of multiplanar reformation. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2021 Feb; 11(2):823-830. Leach JR, Zhu C, Mitsouras D, Saloner D, Hope MD. PMID: 33532280; PMCID: PMC7779927.
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    6. Mesh on the move: a case report of total transmural surgical mesh migration causing bowel obstruction. Clin J Gastroenterol. 2021 Feb; 14(1):136-140. Leach JR, Manoukian B, Stewart L. PMID: 33241525.
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    7. Abstract 16957: Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Wall Stresses Evolve in Parallel With Diameter Growth. Circulation. 2020 Nov 17; 142(Suppl_3). Gulati GA, Wang WZ, XUAN XY, LEACH LJ, Hope HM, Saloner SD, Guccione GJ, Ge GL, Tseng TE. .
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    8. Computer-aided quantification of non-contrast 3D black blood MRI as an efficient alternative to reference standard manual CT angiography measurements of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Eur J Radiol. 2021 Jan; 134:109396. Wang Y, Tian B, Xiong F, Kao E, Zhang Y, Liu X, Tian X, Haraldsson H, Zhu C, Leach J, Liu J, Hope MD, Mitsouras D, Saloner D. PMID: 33217686.
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    9. Computer-Aided Quantification of Non-contrast 3D Black Blood MRI As An Efficient Alternative to Reference Standard Manual CT Angiography Measurements of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. European Journal of Radiology. 2020 Nov 1; 109396. Wang WY, Tian TB, Xiong XF, Kao KE, Zhang ZY, Liu LX, Tian TX, Haraldsson HH, Zhu ZC, Leach LJ, Liu LJ, Hope HM, Mitsouras MD, Saloner SD. .
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    10. Wall Stress Changes in Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms Do Not Correlate with Changes in Diameter over Time. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2020 Oct 1; 231(4):s49. Gulati GA, Wang WZ, Xuan XY, Leach LJ, Saloner SD, Guccione GJ, Ge GL, Tseng TE. .
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    11. Expanding the Radiologist's Arsenal against Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, a Versatile Adversary. Radiology. 2020 06; 295(3):730-732. Mitsouras D, Leach JR. PMID: 32233921; PMCID: PMC7263282.
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    12. Intraluminal Thrombus Predicts Rapid Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Radiology. 2020 03; 294(3):707-713. Zhu C, Leach JR, Wang Y, Gasper W, Saloner D, Hope MD. PMID: 31990263; PMCID: PMC7051169.
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    13. Sound Measurement in Patient-Specific 3D Printed Bench Models of Venous Pulsatile Tinnitus. Otology & Neurotology. 2020 Jan 1; 41(1):e7-e14. Valluru VK, Parkhill PJ, Gautam GA, Haraldsson HH, Kao KE, Leach LJ, Wright WA, Ballweber BM, Meisel MK, Saloner SD, Amans AM. .
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    14. O-025 Sound measurement in patient-specific 3D printed bench models for venous pulsatile tinnitus. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. 2019 Jul 1; 11(Suppl 1):a17. Amans AM, Valluru VK, Haraldsson HH, Kao KE, Leach LJ, Wright WA, Ballweber BM, Meisel MK, Saloner SD. .
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    15. On the relative impact of intraluminal thrombus heterogeneity on abdominal aortic aneurysm mechanics. J Biomech Eng. 2019 Jun 29. Leach J, Kao E, Zhu C, Saloner D, Hope MD. PMID: 31253989; PMCID: PMC6808003.
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    16. COMPARISON OF TWO METHODS FOR ESTIMATING THE UNLOADED STATE FOR ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM STRESS CALCULATIONS. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology. 2019 May 1; 19(03):1950015. LEACH LJ, ZHU ZC, SALONER SD, HOPE HM. .
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    17. Evaluation of the distribution and progression of intraluminal thrombus in abdominal aortic aneurysms using high-resolution MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 09; 50(3):994-1001. Zhu C, Leach JR, Tian B, Cao L, Wen Z, Wang Y, Liu X, Liu Q, Lu J, Saloner D, Hope MD. PMID: 30694008; PMCID: PMC7425182.
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    18. Non-contrast 3D black blood MRI for abdominal aortic aneurysm surveillance: comparison with CT angiography. Eur Radiol. 2017 May; 27(5):1787-1794. Zhu C, Tian B, Leach JR, Liu Q, Lu J, Chen L, Saloner D, Hope MD. PMID: 27553926; PMCID: PMC5323367.
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    19. Clot Through the Heart: Paradoxical Embolism With Thrombus-in-Transit at Multidetector Computed Tomography. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 Jul-Aug; 39(4):598-600. Leach JR, Elicker B, Yee J, Puppula S, Wisneski JA, Yeh BM. PMID: 25756804.
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    20. Human Cardiac Function Simulator for the Optimal Design of a Novel Annuloplasty Ring with a Sub-valvular Element for Correction of Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation. Cardiovasc Eng Technol. 2015 Jun; 6(2):105-16. Baillargeon B, Costa I, Leach JR, Lee LC, Genet M, Toutain A, Wenk JF, Rausch MK, Rebelo N, Acevedo-Bolton G, Kuhl E, Navia JL, Guccione JM. PMID: 25984248; PMCID: PMC4427655.
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    21. Carotid atheroma rupture observed in vivo and FSI-predicted stress distribution based on pre-rupture imaging. Ann Biomed Eng. 2010 Aug; 38(8):2748-65. Leach JR, Rayz VL, Soares B, Wintermark M, Mofrad MR, Saloner D. PMID: 20232151; PMCID: PMC2900591.
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    22. Computational Models of Vascular Mechanics. Computational Modeling in Biomechanics. 2010 Jan 1; 99-170. Leach LJ, Mofrad MM, Saloner SD. .
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    23. An efficient two-stage approach for image-based FSI analysis of atherosclerotic arteries. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2010 Apr; 9(2):213-23. Leach JR, Rayz VL, Mofrad MR, Saloner D. PMID: 19756798; PMCID: PMC2851741.
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