Education and Experience
- Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Cleveland OH)/ (2004)
- New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus (NewYork NY)/ Neurology (2008)
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore MD)/ Vascular Neurology (2010)
- Vascular Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (2011)
- General, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology (2008)
Neurology - Cerebrovascular
- Stroke Center at The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dr. Leigh's research interests are focused on using technology to improve our ability to diagnose and treat acute ischemic stroke. As a software developer and a vascular neurologist he is able to design and implement algorithms to address clinical challenges. His programs have focused on using MRI to quantify perfusion deficits, identify at-risk brain tissue, and detect damage to the blood-brain barrier. He offers expertise in the interpretation of multimodal MRI in the treatment and prevention of acute ischemic stroke.
Dr. Richard Leigh was originally trained as a biomedical engineer at the Johns Hopkins University and subsequently went on to work at the National Institutes of Health where he developed brain imaging software. He then embarked on obtaining his medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his medical internship and neurology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center where he received the Distinguished House Staff Award and was selected to be Chief Resident of Neurology. Returning to Johns Hopkins, he then completed a stroke fellowship and subsequently joined the faculty of the cerebrovascular division.
Dr. Leigh currently sees patients at the Stroke Prevention Clinic, located in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore on Wednesday afternoons, and cares for patients in The Johns Hopkins Hospitals Brain Rescue Unit.
- Cerebrovascular Diseases
- Using technology to improve ability to diagnose and treat acute ischemic stroke