Megan M. Leo, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Megan Leo


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.

Other Positions

  • Boston Medical Center


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


  • Published on 2/29/2024

    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. PMID: 38423896.

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  • Published on 8/9/2023

    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.

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  • Published on 6/7/2023

    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. PMID: 37286904.

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  • Published on 5/27/2023

    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. PMID: 37243852.

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  • Published on 11/21/2022

    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.

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  • Published on 7/7/2022

    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. PMID: 35796866.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    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. PMID: 36086232.

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  • Published on 5/19/2022

    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. PMID: 35584174.

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  • Published on 3/10/2022

    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. PMID: 35263521.

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  • Published on 4/27/2021

    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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