Vascular Access Team

  • Meet the Team

    Meet the members of the Vascular Access Team at Cincinnati Children's. Contact administrative assistant Jaime Wynne by email or call 513-803-4828 for information.
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    Medical Director

    A photo of Neil Johnson.

    Neil D. Johnson, MD
    Medical Director, Vascular Access Team

    513-636-8557

    neil.johnson@cchmc.org

    Neil D. Johnson, MD

    Medical Director, Vascular Access Team

    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8557

    Fax: 513-803-3015

    Email: neil.johnson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Body imaging; vascular / interventional radiology

    Biography

    Neil D. Johnson, MD, grew up in Australia and received his MD equivalent MBBS from Melbourne University. His pediatric training was at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne with a diagnostic radiology residency at Royal Melbourne Hospital. Dr. Johnson completed a fellowship in pediatric radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

    Dr. Johnson's particular interests are body imaging and vascular / interventional radiology. His technical expertise in performing interventional studies in children is recognized by his surgical colleagues. His basic computer interests and knowledge have been the key to the department's networks, and he is the physician leader for the PACS implementation.

    Education and Training

    MBBS: Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1976. 

    Internship: Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania, 1977-1978. 

    Residency: Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1978-1980. 

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology Registrar, 1981-1982, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne; Radiology Registrar, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, 1982-1985; Pediatric Radiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, 1985-1986.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology, 1995.

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    Radiologists

    A photo of Manish Patel, DO.

    Manish N. Patel, DO
    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    513-636-6695

    manish.patel@cchmc.org

    Manish N. Patel, DO

    Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-6695

    Fax: 513-636-1388

    Email: manish.patel@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Dr. Manish Patel, DO, has helped to expand the treatment options for high flow vascular malformations. Dr. Patel is a pediatriciInterventional radiologist and an associate professor of radiology. Additionally, he works as director of daily operations in the Interventional Radiology team and as the associate fellowship director of the pediatric radiology fellowship program. Dr. Patel obtained his DO degree from the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his residency at University of Missouri Kansas City, and completed his fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. His key interests are pediatric interventional radiology, vascular access, and vascular malformations. He is currently working on research of the effects of Rapamycin on VMs as well as treatment options for high flow lesions. 

    Education and Training

    DO: University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, MO, 1999.

    Internship: Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: American Board of Radiology and American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, 2004.

    Publications

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    John M. Racadio, MD
    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology

    513-636-3385

    john.racadio@cchmc.org

    John M. Racadio, MD

    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology

    Interventional Radiologist

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-3385

    Fax: 513-636-4208

    Email: john.racadio@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Vascular access; gastrointestinal interventional radiology

    Biography

    John Racadio, MD, has been practicing interventional radiology (IR) for 14 years and has been the division chief of interventional radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for the past 11 years. He has expertise in performing a wide range of vascular procedures including angiography, angioplasty, embolization, vascular access, and thrombolysis in patients ranging from 500g to 150kg.

    He is also the director of the interventional radiology research lab, which is part of the Department of Radiology Imaging Research Center (IRC). This state-of-the-art IR lab, which is identical to our clinical IR labs, possesses cutting edge digital flat detector technology including 3-D rotational angiography (3DRA), 3-D Roadmapping, and C-arm cone beam CT. These features provide superior image quality for digital subtraction angiography, 3-D angiography reconstruction, and “CT-like” imaging. Lab support staff includes RT(R) licensed IR technologists, and an IR lab manager. The long term goal of the IR research lab is to develop new image guided interventional procedures and imaging techniques and protocols to improve clinical outcomes. Having an IR research lab identical to our IR clinical labs facilitates translation of lab results into clinical practice.

    Education and Training

    BS: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 1987.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1997.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.

    Certification: Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, November 2001; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997.

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    Child Life Specialists

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    Mary B. Gander, CLS
    Child Life Specialist II, Division of Child Life and Integrative Care

    513-636-9889

    mary.gander@cchmc.org

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    Laura Woessner, CCLS
    Child Life Specialist II, Same Day Surgery

    513-636-1389

    laura.woessner@cchmc.org