AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. Annette J. Johnson, vice chair of quality and patient experience of the Department of Radiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, has been selected as chair of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Radiology and Imaging.
Johnson, an established leader, mentor and patient advocate who specializes in neuroradiology and brain tumor imaging, joins the MCG faculty Aug. 1.
“Dr. Johnson is an instinctive and inclusive leader who is already invested in the success of the faculty, staff, students and residents who are the MCG Department of Radiology,” said Dr. David Hess, dean of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. “Like other great leaders, she appreciates both the individual and the team, recognizes potential and is experienced at helping others realize potential.”
Johnson is a member of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Association of University Radiologists, the Program Committee of the American Society of Neuroradiology and the Health Services Policy & Research Committee of the Radiological Society of North America. Previous appointments include chair of the Written Board Exam Committee for Critical Thinking of the American Board of Radiology, president of the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research and chair of its Program and Nominating Committees. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors and Mentoring Program of the Association of University Radiologists, and as a member of the Research & Education Grant Reviewer Study Section of the Radiological Society of North America.
The new chair also is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology
Johnson joined the faculty of the Wake Forest Department of Radiology in 2007. She was named director of workflow improvement and quality in radiology and the department’s liaison to the Office of Women in Medicine and Science at Wake Forest Baptist Health in 2013. In 2014, she was named vice chair of quality, and has twice served as executive vice chair of clinical operations for the radiology department. She served as interim department chair for more than a year beginning in July 2015. She was named vice chair of quality and patient experience in May 2017.
At Wake Forest Baptist Health, she is chair of the School of Medicine’s Professional Committee, a member of the hospital’s Peer Review and Patient & Family Centered Care Steering Committees, co-chairs the hospital’s Patient Advocacy Committee and leads the Radiology Patient Advisory Committee. She also co-founded the I. Meschan Educational Society of the Department of Radiology and co-chairs its Oversight Committee.
Johnson has been named to Best Doctors in America® since 2009 and Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors® since 2010.
Her previous academic appointments include joining the faculty of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Radiology in 1998 after completing her fellowship training at Washington University. The next year, Johnson was named chief of the Neuro MRI at UAB. Johnson joined the faculty of the Indiana University Department of Radiology in 2001, and two years later was named chief of the Neuroradiology Division.
Johnson is a 1992 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, completed a diagnostic radiology residency at Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Medical Center; a neuroradiology fellowship at Washington University’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in Missouri, where she was the liaison to neuroradiology administration; and a general medical services fellowship in the Washington University Department of General Internal Medicine. Johnson also has a master’s of science degree in clinical research from Indiana University.