Dr. Megan Leo is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Boston Medical Center. She is 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. She also has experience in international ultrasound education curriculum development and training experience in Rwanda and Kenya. 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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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; DOI: 10.1007/s11739-022-03031-8;
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
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
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
Tucker RV, Peterson WJ, Mink JT, Taylor LA, Leech SJ, Nagdev AD, Leo M, Liu R, Stolz LA, Kessler R, Boulger CT, Situ-LaCasse EH, Avila JO, Huang R. Defining an Ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthesia Curriculum for Emergency Medicine. AEM Educ Train. 2021 Jul; 5(3):e10557. PMID: 34124505; DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10557;
Pare JR, Camelo I, Mayo KC, Leo MM, Dugas JN, Nelson KP, Baker WE, Shareef F, Mitchell PM, Schechter-Perkins EM. Point-of-care Lung Ultrasound Is More Sensitive than Chest Radiograph for Evaluation of COVID-19. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Jun 19; 21(4):771-778.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32726240; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2020.5.47743;
Baez J, Powell E, Leo M, Stolz U, Stolz L. Derivation of a procedural performance checklist for ultrasound-guided femoral arterial line placement using the modified Delphi method. J Vasc Access. 2020 Sep; 21(5):715-722. PMID: 32033520; DOI: 10.1177/1129729820904872;
Damewood SC, Leo M, Bailitz J, Gottlieb M, Liu R, Hoffmann B, Gaspari RJ. Tools for Measuring Clinical Ultrasound Competency: Recommendations From the Ultrasound Competency Work Group. AEM Educ Train. 2020 Feb; 4(Suppl 1):S106-S112. PMID: 32072114; DOI: 10.1002/aet2.10368;
Pare JR, Pollock SE, Liu JH, Leo MM, Nelson KP. Central venous catheter placement after ultrasound guided peripheral IV placement for difficult vascular access patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 02; 37(2):317-320.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30471933
Strony R, Marin JR, Bailitz J, Dean AJ, Blaivas M, Tayal V, Raio C, Liu R, Woods A, Zwank M, Fields M, Abo A, Wu S, Kang T, Liu T, Leo M, Smalley C, Chiricolo J, Chilstrom M, Lewiss RE. Erratum: This Article Corrects: "Systemwide Clinical Ultrasound Program Development: An Expert Consensus Model". West J Emerg Med. 2018 09; 19(5):901. PMID: 30202505; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2018.7.39886;
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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