Megan Leo, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine

MD, University of Florida College of Medicine
BA, University of Virginia

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Megan Leo is the Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety for the Emergency Department at Boston Medical Center. She is the former Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Boston Medical Center where she was responsible for training and credentialing of attending and resident physicians within the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Leo has held several national leadership positions including past president of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (AEUS), past secretary of the Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships (SCUF), past chair of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) international ultrasound interest group, and has been on the SonoGames organizing committee since 2016. Dr. Leo has an academic interest in point-of-care ultrasound education research and the development of artificial intelligence to aid in point-of-care ultrasound interpretation.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

I have a strong interest in serving a patient population who come from low-income and vulnerable situations, both here at Boston Medical Center and internationally in resource-limited settings.

I am actively involved in resident and faculty recruitment, and seek out those candidates who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. In my clinical practice I strive to improve health equity and strive to not only address the medical needs of my patients but also the social factors that interplay with their healthcare access.

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  1. Pare JR, Gjesteby LA, Tonelli M, Leo MM, Muruganandan KM, Choudhary G, Brattain LJ. Transfer Learning-Based B-Line Assessment of Lung Ultrasound for Acute Heart Failure. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2024 Jun; 50(6):825-832.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38423896
  2. Adhikari S, Leo M, Liu R, Johnston M, Keehbauch J, Barton M, Kendall J. The 2023 Core Content of advanced emergency medicine ultrasonography. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2023 Aug; 4(4):e13015. PMID: 37564703; PMCID: PMC10411060; DOI: 10.1002/emp2.13015;
  3. Leo MM, Potter IY, Zahiri M, Vaziri A, Jung CF, Feldman JA. Using Deep Learning to Detect the Presence and Location of Hemoperitoneum on the Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Examination in Adults. J Digit Imaging. 2023 Oct; 36(5):2035-2050.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37286904; PMCID: PMC10501965; DOI: 10.1007/s10278-023-00845-6;
  4. Yildiz Potter I, Leo MM, Vaziri A, Feldman JA. Automated detection and localization of pericardial effusion from point-of-care cardiac ultrasound examination. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2023 Aug; 61(8):1947-1959.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37243852
  5. Haidar DA, Peterson WJ, Minges PG, Carnell J, Nomura JT, Bailitz J, Boyd JS, Leo MM, Liu EL, Duanmu Y, Acuña J, Kessler R, Elegante MF, Nelson M, Liu RB, Lewiss RE, Nagdev A, Huang RD. A consensus list of ultrasound competencies for graduating emergency medicine residents. AEM Educ Train. 2022 Dec; 6(6):e10817. PMID: 36425790; PMCID: PMC9677397; DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10817;
  6. Dhanani M, Pfeiffer KV, Rogers J, Leo MM, Sheng AY, Jung CF. Outcomes of a resident-led ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheter placement training program and validation of a procedural training checklist. Intern Emerg Med. 2022 Sep; 17(6):1837-1841.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35796866; PMCID: PMC9261234; DOI: 10.1007/s11739-022-03031-8;
  7. Pare JR, Gjesteby LA, Telfer BA, Tonelli MM, Leo MM, Billatos E, Scalera J, Brattain LJ. Transfer Learning for Automated COVID-19 B-Line Classification in Lung Ultrasound. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2022 Jul; 2022:1675-1681.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36086232
  8. Canelli R, Leo M, Ortega R. Use of eFAST in Patients with Injury to the Thorax or Abdomen. Reply. N Engl J Med. 2022 05 19; 386(20):1964.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35584174
  9. Canelli R, Leo M, Mizelle J, Shrestha GS, Patel N, Ortega R. Use of eFAST in Patients with Injury to the Thorax or Abdomen. N Engl J Med. 2022 03 10; 386(10):e23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35263521
  10. Leo M. Potential for Point-of-Care Ultrasonography to Improve Patient Care in Diagnosis of Dyspnea. Ann Intern Med. 2021 07; 174(7):1016-1017. PMID: 33900799
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2022 Academy of Emergency Ultrasound, SAEM: Distinguished Service Award
2015 American College of Emergency Physicians: Best Presentation by a Young Investigator Award
2010 Boston Medical Center: Resident Teaching Award
2005 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: Benjamin H. Kean Traveling Fellowship Award, American Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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