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.
PO Box 245057 Tucson AZ 85724
(520) 626-6312

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

Pacheco GS, Patanwala AE, Leetch AN, Mendelson JS, Hurst NB, Sakles JC. "Intubation During Pediatric Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department Is Associated With Reduced First-Pass Success." Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022;38(5):e1271-e1276.
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.


Clinical Specialties: 

Emergency Medicine
Medical Education

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