Nils P. Johnson, MD
- Clinical Interests:
- Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac PET Perfusion Imaging, Fractional Flow Reserve, Coronary Flow Reserve
- Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2004
Northwestern McGraw Medical Center, 2006
Northwestern McGraw Medical Center , 2009
Northwestern McGraw Medical Center , 2010
Weatherhead PET Imaging Center , 2011
Nils Johnson, M.D., M.S., associate professor of medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, research with mentor Dr. K. Lance Gould started in 1999 and focuses on clinical coronary physiology, from perfusion imaging to intracoronary hemodynamics.
During the 2015-16 academic year, he spent a sabbatical emphasizing invasive coronary physiology with Dr. Nico Pijls at the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Dr. Johnson, who is an interventional cardiologist, has served as the principle investigator for international trials in coronary physiology like CONTRAST (NCT02184117) and DEFINE-FLOW (NCT02328820). He lectures world-wide and has published numerous academic articles.
His clinical interests include deciding when invasive cardiac catheterization, angioplasty (stent), or bypass surgery are necessary by using non-invasive tools like cardiac PET imaging or invasive tools like FFR and CFR.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Master of Science (epidemiology and biostatistics), Northwestern University, Department of Preventive Medicine, 9/1/2007–12/31/2009