Fast Five with Dr. Andrew Johansen
Eastern Radiologists is proud to welcome Andrew Johansen, MD, an emergency neuroradiologist, who joined our practice in July 2019. He attended medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency, as well as his Neuroradiology Fellowship, at the University of Missouri- Kansas City.
What attracted you to Eastern Radiologists?
Eastern Radiologists is a renowned group, with a 65-year history of delivering high-quality patient care. Its reputation is impeccable, and a model for patient care in Radiology. Eastern Radiologists is notorious for being the best in the region for full service, advanced, quality imaging and procedures. While growing up in Greenville, I had only dreamed of the possibility of working here. Now, I am truly honored to be joining the group.
What made you choose Neuroradiology for your concentration?
The subspecialized nature of Neuroradiology allows me the privilege and pleasure of delivering important imaging findings of the brain and spine, to other physicians and practitioners. I enjoy instilling confidence in their suspected diagnosis or dispelling worries or fears about concerning clinical and/or laboratory findings. It’s one of the most technologically and scientifically intense fields. Significant advancements, even in recent years, continue to increase the value provided to patients and clinicians.
What is your experience with advancements on early detection of strokes?
During my fellowship, we received recognition for achieving the best marks regarding quality measures and providing stroke care in the region. We rapidly triaged stroke patients into a pathway of possible mechanical thrombectomy and teams were ready to provide the most appropriate intervention 24/7. The fabled adage holds true, “time is brain”.
How do you prefer to spend your free time?
Biking, tennis, gardening, racquetball, and hiking the mountains of North Carolina, are some of my favorite pastimes. I also enjoy playing golf, and board games with my father.
You attended Brody School of Medicine at ECU and attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City for your residency and fellowship training. Do you miss Missouri? Are you pleased to be back in Greenville?
While I will miss some of the amenities that the larger Kansas City has to offer, they do not nearly surpass the joy and contentment I feel being back home in Greenville. Other than the residency and fellowship, I’ve lived here since I was 7 months old. I am thrilled to return to my roots with most of my family and friends in town, and I look forward to giving back to my community.