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Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-2998

513-803-3015

Board Certified

"I teach and practice the principle, 'Do what you would do for your own children and family.'"

My Biography & Research

Biography

As a pediatric interventional radiologist, I have a special interest in musculoskeletal lesion biopsies. I also pursue treatment systems improvement, especially for the prevention of injuries that occur from intravenous (IV) therapy placement. I co-led a hospital-level initiative to reduce injuries from peripheral IV therapy. The system we developed at Cincinnati Children’s has now been widely adopted nationally and internationally.

I wanted to be a physician from an early age, and I trained to be a pediatric interventional radiologist in Australia. I am good with visual, 3D and hand-eye coordination, and I use those skills to help sick children and their concerned families. I teach and practice the principle, "Do what you would do for your own children and family."

I practice full-time pediatric interventional radiology, which involves using medical imaging and guidance equipment to perform minimally invasive, surgery-equivalent procedures for children. These procedures include angiography, biopsies and drainage tube placement. In some cases, I do percutaneous (through the skin) treatments such as radiofrequency (heat) ablation of benign bone conditions, which replace more invasive procedures.

The recognitions I’ve received include:

  • 2020 Division of Orthopaedics Highest Orthopaedic Patient Experience (HOPE) award from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for my service to orthopaedic patients
  • 2018 Janet Pettit scholarship from the Association for Vascular Access that recognizes personal and professional qualities exemplify scholarly excellence in the field of neonatal and/or pediatric vascular access
  • 2018 Gold Medal of the Society for Pediatric Radiology

I was also honored in 2012, when the Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children's established an endowed Chair of Radiology Informatics in my name.

In my free time, I enjoy walking, reading, playing the piano and personal aviation.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric radiology; pediatric interventional radiology; radiology informatics

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of RadiologyUC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Radiology, Interventional Radiology

Research Divisions

Radiology

My Education

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

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

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

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

My Publications

"Twin'' Biliary Trees in a Patient With Heterotaxy Syndrome. Kelly, D; Johnson, N; Veldtman, G; Kocoshis, S; Kohli, R. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. 2018; 66:e158-e158.

CT-guided localization of pulmonary nodules in children prior to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical resection utilizing a combination of two previously described techniques. McDaniel, JD; Racadio, JM; Patel, MN; Johnson, ND; Kukreja, K. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2018; 48:626-631.

Effect of Oral Insulin on Prevention of Diabetes in Relatives of Patients With Type 1 Diabetes A Randomized Clinical Trial. Atkinson, M; Krischer, J; Moran, A; Peakman, M; Spain, L; Schatz, DA; Sosenko, J; Antinozzi, P; Benoist, C; Bourcier, K; et al. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2017; 318:1891-1902.

Venous thrombosis and stenosis after peripherally inserted central catheter placement in children. Shin, HS; Towbin, AJ; Zhang, B; Johnson, ND; Goldstein, SL. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2017; 47:1670-1675.

Treatment of Inferior Vena Cava Obstruction Following Pediatric Liver Transplantation: Novel Use of a Customized Endovascular Stent. Averin, K; Bucuvalas, J; Alonso, MH; Kohli, R; Heubi, JE; Johnson, ND; Goldstein, BH. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2017; 180:256-260.

Comparison of complications between pediatric peripherally inserted central catheter placement techniques. Dasgupta, N; Patel, MN; Racadio, JM; Johnson, ND; Lungren, MP. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2016; 46:1439-1443.

Use of cone-beam CT and live 3-D needle guidance to facilitate percutaneous nephrostomy and nephrolithotripsy access in children and adolescents. Hawkins, CM; Kukreja, K; Singewald, T; Minevich, E; Johnson, ND; Reddy, P; Racadio, JM. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2016; 46:570-574.