A photo of Neil Johnson.

Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics



My Biography & Research


Dr. Neil Johnson is an Australian trained pediatric interventional radiologist practicing at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center since 1991.

As associate director of radiology from 1992-2006, he led one of the first filmless PACS implementations. He then became medical director of hospital information systems leading the implementation of an early institutional electronic medical information system, nationally recognized by the HIMSS Davies award in 2003. Dr. Johnson then became the first medical director of vascular access, working closely with physician and nurse leaders to integrate all PICC placement and maintenance under a single institutional team. The Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center established an endowed Chair of Radiology Informatics in his name in 2012.

He then co-led a hospital level initiative to reduce injuries from peripheral I/V therapy, which has been widely adopted nationally and internationally and is a co-leader in the peripheral IV infiltration and extravasation (PIVIE) prevention collaborative with Solutions for Patient Safety.

Dr. Johnson has been active in national pediatric radiology societies, including the Society for Pediatric Radiology, becoming president/chair of the Board 2010-2011, as well as the "Image Gently" Initiative and the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging. He has received a number of awards, including most recently the Gold Medal of the Society for Pediatric Radiology and the Janet Pettit scholarship of the Association for Vascular Access.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric radiology; pediatric interventional radiology; radiology informatics

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics


Radiology, Interventional Radiology, Radiology

My Education

MBBS: University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1976.

Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1978-1979.

Pediatric Radiology, University of Rochester - Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, 1985-1986.

US Radiology Board Certified, 1987; US Board of Radiology, Certificate of Added Qualifications - Pediatric Radiology, 2016 - present.

My Publications

Towbin AJ, Hall S, Moskovitz J, Johnson ND, Donnelly LF. Creating a comprehensive customer service program to help convey critical and acute results of radiology studies. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Jan;196(1):W48-51.

Johnson ND. Teleradiology 2010: technical and organizational issues. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Jun;40(6):1052-5.

Johnson ND, Racadio JM. IR challenges in the MSK system. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Apr;40(4):474-7. Review.

Goske MJ, Applegate KE, Bell C, Boylan J, Bulas D, Butler P, Callahan MJ, Coley BD, Farley S, Frush DP, McElveny C, Hernanz-Schulman M, Johnson ND, Kaste SC, Morrison G, Strauss KJ. Image Gently: providing practical educational tools and advocacy to accelerate radiation protection for children worldwide. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2010 Feb;31(1):57-63.

Hu B, Johnson ND, Racadio J, Bear BA. Exchange of an occluded nasojejunal tube facilitated by angioplasty balloon-induced rupture. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Aug;39(8):832-5.

Goske MJ, Applegate KE, Boylan J, Butler PF, Callahan MJ, Coley BD, Farley S, Frush DP, Hernanz-Schulman M, Jaramillo D, Johnson ND, Kaste SC, Morrison G, Strauss KJ; Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. Image Gently(SM): a national education and communication campaign in radiology using the science of social marketing. J Am Coll Radiol. 2008 Dec;5(12):1200-5.

Sheyn DD, Racadio JM, Ying J, Patel MN, Racadio JM, Johnson ND. Efficacy of a radiation safety education initiative in reducing radiation exposure in the pediatric IR suite. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Jun;38(6):669-74.

Goske MJ, Applegate KE, Boylan J, Butler PF, Callahan MJ, Coley BD, Farley S, Frush DP, Hernanz-Schulman M, Jaramillo D, Johnson ND, Kaste SC, Morrison G, Strauss KJ, Tuggle N. The 'Image Gently' campaign: increasing CT radiation dose awareness through a national education and awareness program. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Mar;38(3):265-9.

Stehr W, Farrell MK, Lucky AW, Johnson ND, Racadio JM, Azizkhan RG. Non-endoscopic percutaneous gastrostomy placement in children with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 Mar;24(3):349-54.

Racadio JM, Babic D, Homan R, Rampton JW, Patel MN, Racadio JM, Johnson ND. Live 3D guidance in the interventional radiology suite. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Dec;189(6):W357-64. Review.