Aaron N. Leetch, MD

Aaron N. Leetch, MD, FACEP

Associate Professor
Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics
Director, Combined EM & Peds Residency
SQ Education Track Director


1501 N. Campbell Ave.
AHSL 4173D
(520) 626-3592

Dr. Leetch is an Arizona native, completing both medical school and residency at the University of Arizona. As a graduate of the Combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, Dr. Leetch holds a dual appointment with the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He is currently the Program Director of the Combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Residency. He is the host of the AZEMCast podcast and teaches pediatric emergency medicine nationally. His academic interests include medical education, clinical translation of evidence-based medicine, and pediatric critical care.


MD: 2008, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2008, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2013, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Selected Recent Publications

Mushtaq R, Desoky SM, Morello F, et al. "First-Line Diagnostic Evaluation with MRI of Children Suspected of Having Acute Appendicitis." Radiology. 2019;291(1):170-177.
Leetch AN, Glasser JA, Woolridge DP. "A Roadmap for the Student Pursuing a Career in Pediatric Emergency Medicine." West J Emerg Med. 2019;21(1):12-17.
Leetch AN, Wilson B. "Pediatric Major Head Injury: Not a Minor Problem." Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.. 2018;36(2):459-472.
Leetch AN, Leipsic J, Woolridge DP. "Evaluation of child maltreatment in the emergency department setting: an overview for behavioral health providers." Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2015;24(1):41-64.


Clinical Specialties: 

Emergency Medicine
Medical Education

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