Emilie K. Johnson, MD, MPH

Emilie K. Johnson, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Urology; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation Associate Professor of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Language: English

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About Me

Emilie Johnson, MD, MPH, is an attending urologist at Lurie Children’s and an Assistant 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.

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 the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications, and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, the Journal of Pediatric Urology, and Pediatrics. She is a member numerous professional societies, including the Urological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Women in Urology, and the National Medical Association.

Dr. Johnson has experience in all aspects of pediatric urology. In particular, she has expertise in minimally invasive surgery including robotic and endoscopic techniques. 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.

Selected Publications

  1. Johnson EK, Estrada CR, Johnson KL, Nguyen HT, Rosoklija I, Nelson CP
    Evaluation of a mobile voiding diary for pediatric patients with voiding dysfunction: a prospective comparative study.
    J Urol. 2014 Apr 1. pii: S0022-5347(14)03187-5. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.03.099. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 24704008
  2. Nelson CP, Johnson EK, Logvinenko T, Chow JS
    Test characteristics and predictive value of ultrasound as a screening test for genitourinary anomalies among children presenting with urinary tract infection.
    Pediatrics. 2014 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 24515519
  3. Johnson EK, Graham DA, Chow JS, Nelson CP
    Nationwide emergency department imaging practices for pediatric urolithiasis patients: room for improvement.
    J Urol. 2014 Feb 8. pii: S0022-5347(14)00050-0. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.01.028. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 24518772
  4. Varda BK, Johnson EK, Clark C, Chung B, Nelson CP, Chang C
    National trends of perioperative outcomes and cost for open, laparoscopic and robotic pediatric pyeloplasty.
    J Urol. 2013. Oct 25. doi: S0022-5347(13)05760-1. 10.1016/j.juro.2013.10.077. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 24513164
  5. Johnson EK, Lightdale JR, Nelson CP. Risk factors for urolithiasis in gastrostomy tube fed children: a case-control study.
    Pediatrics. 2013 Jul;132(1):e167-74. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-2836. Epub 2013 Jun 10.
    PMID: 23753093
Clinical Interests: Abnormalities of the kidney and ureter chydronephrosis, 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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Research Interests: Health services research; outcomes research; urologic infections

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