Emilie K. Johnson, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP

Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation

Associate Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Emilie K. Johnson, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP is an Attending Urologist at Lurie Children’s and an Associate Professor in Urology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson joined the faculty in 2014 from Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she completed a joint fellowship in pediatric urology and pediatric health services research. Dr. Johnson aims to care for each child and family as if they were her own. She views caring for children and families as a privilege, and is eager to welcome new patients to her practice at Lurie Children's.

Dr. Johnson is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed her undergraduate work in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University in Atlanta and then returned to Ann Arbor for Medical School and Urology Residency at the University of Michigan. During her three-year fellowship in Boston, Dr. Johnson concurrently completed a Master of Public Health Degree at Harvard.

Dr. Johnson is an active member of numerous professional societies, including the American Urological Association, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Women in Urology, and National Medical Association. Dr. Johnson is on the Journal of Pediatric Urology editorial board. She is the author of >100 peer-reviewed publications and is frequently invited to speak regionally, nationally and internationally on topics related to her research, and to urologic clinical practice. She is currently the PI of a multi-institutional research grant funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Dr. Johnson has experience in all aspects of pediatric urology. In particular, she has expertise in minimally invasive surgery including robotic and endoscopic techniques, and in care of individuals with differences of sex development (DSD/intersex). She also has an interest in and commitment to clinical and health services research. These types of research aim to understand the patient experience, with a major goal of helping doctors provide the best treatments for each individual patient. 

Clinical Interests

Abnormalities of the kidney and ureter hydronephrosis, UPJ obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, megaureter, ectopic ureter, ureterocele, hypospadias and other penile abnormalities, undescended testis, hernial hydrocele, urinary tract infections

Education & Training

Education: University of Michigan, 2005

Postgraduate Training: Fellowship in pediatric urology, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2011-14; Fellowship in pediatric health services research, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2011-13; Residency in urology, University of Michigan Hospital, 2006-11; Internship in general surgery, University of Michigan Hospital, 2005-06

Board Certifications: Pediatric Urology, Urology

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Urological Association, National Medical Association, Society for Pediatric Urology

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