• At A Glance
  • Education & Publications
  • Insurance
  • Bio
    Dr. Johnson earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Neuroscience, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa Honors. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. During his time in Pittsburgh, Dr. Johnson also completed a fellowship in stereotactic neurosurgery under the mentorship of Dade Lunsford, a world-renowned pioneer in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. His training also focused on microvascular decompression surgery under the guidance of Raymond Sekula, a renowned surgeon in the lineage of Peter Jannetta, who initially pioneered the procedure. Dr. Johnson specializes in Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, cranial nerve disorders, and spinal neurosurgery and has published both peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters in these areas. He utilizes both incisionless Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and traditional open approaches in the management of cranial pathology. Similarly, he offers both minimally invasive and open treatments for degenerative spine diseases. This multi-modal approach enables Dr. Johnson to provide highly customized and effective treatment for each individual patient. Dr. Johnson has a research focus on clinical outcomes after radiosurgery. He sees patients with all spinal conditions, brain tumors, and cranial nerve disorders. Currently, he treats patients at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Community Hospital. A New Jersey native, Dr. Johnson enjoys surf fishing, Italian dining, and traveling with his family.
    Clinical Interests

    Minimally invasive spine surgery Radiosurgery Trigeminal neuralgia Brain tumors Hemifacial spasm.

  • Medical School

    University of Pennsylvania - 2012
    PA

    Internship

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - 2013
    PA

    Residency

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - 2019
    PA

    Fellowship

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - 2018
    PA

    Publications
    • Title:Peer Reviewed: Gamma Knife for Vestibular Schwannomas: Long-Term Outcomes Over a 20-year Institutional Experience
      Authors:. Johnson SA, Kano H, Lunsford LD, et al.
      Publisher:
      Date:
      Issue:JNO
      Description:(epub ahead of print)
    • Title:Predicting Hearing Outcomes before Primary Radiosurgery for Vestibular Schwannomas.
      Authors:Johnson SA, Kano H, Lunsford LD, et al.
      Publisher:JNS
      Date:2019
      Issue:6:1-7
      Description:
    • Title:CT vs MR Imaging in Estimating Cochlear Radiation Dose during Gamma Knife Surgery for Vestibular Schwannomas
      Authors:Faramand A, Kano H, Johnson SA, Lunsford LD
      Publisher:American Journal of Neuroradiology
      Date:2018
      Issue:39(10):1907-1911
      Description:
    • Title:Twenty Years Experience of Myelomeningocele Management at a Single Institutaion: Lessons Learned
      Authors:Kellogg R, Lee P, Deibert CP, Johnson SA, Greene S
      Publisher:JNS: Pediatrics - Journal of Neurosurgery
      Date:2018
      Issue:22(4):439-443
      Description:
    • Title:Rotational Vertebral Artery Occlusion Secondary to an Anomalous Entrance into Transverse Foramen: Case Report
      Authors:Johnson SA, Ducruet AF, Bellotte J, Romero CE, Friedlander RM
      Publisher:World Neurosurgery
      Date:2017
      Issue:108:998
      Description:
    • Title:Extracranial Gunshot Wound with Embolization of Shrapnel Debris into the Posterior Cerebral Artery: a Case Report
      Authors:McDowell M, Johnson SA, Greene S
      Publisher:JNS: Pediatrics - Journal of Neurosurgery
      Date:2016
      Issue:
      Description:Epub ahead of print
    • Title:Complete Spinal Cord Injury: an Indication for Spinal Cord Stimulation?
      Authors:Johnson SA, Friedlander RM, Monaco E
      Publisher:Neurosurgery
      Date:2014
      Issue:75(4):23-4
      Description:
    • Title:Parasellar arachnoid cyst presenting with a non-pupil sparing third nerve palsy mimicking a posterior comicating artery aneurysm in an adult.
      Authors:Tempel ZJ, Johnson SA, Richard PS, Friedlander RM, Rothfus WE, Hamilton RL
      Publisher:Surgical Neurology International
      Date:2013
      Issue:4:87
      Description:
    • Title:Books, Monographs and Chapters
      Authors:Johnson S, Niranjan A, Kano H, Lunsford L
      Publisher:
      Date:
      Issue:
      Description:
    • Title:Leksell Radiosurgery for the 3 H Tumors: Hemangiomas, Hemangioblastomas, and Hemangiopericytomas
      Authors:Lunsford LD
      Publisher:Leksell Radiosurgery
      Date:2019
      Issue:223-231
      Description:
    • Title:Anticoagulation Reversal: Common Drugs, Uncommon Mechanisms
      Authors:Johnson S, Theodore N
      Publisher:
      Date:2014
      Issue:
      Description:Presented at AANS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
    • Title:Neurosurgical Robotics: The Current State of the Art
      Authors:Johnson S, Theodore N
      Publisher:
      Date:2014
      Issue:
      Description:Presented at CNS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
    • Title:ICU versus Floor Management of Microvascular Decompression Patients
      Authors:Johnson S, Sekula R
      Publisher:
      Date:2015
      Issue:
      Description:Presented at CNS Annual Meeting , New Orleans, LA
  • Insurance

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    • AARP Healthcare
    • Active Care (Worker's Comp)
    • Aetna
    • Aetna Better Health
    • Aetna Health Plans of NJ
    • Aetna Medicare NNJ Prime
    • America's Health Plan
    • Amerigroup
    • Amerihealth
    • Anthem Health
    • Beacon
    • BeechStreet PPO
    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ
    • Charity Care Accepted
    • Cigna
    • Cigna Behavioral Health
    • Cigna Healthcare/Great West
    • Community Care Network
    • Consumer Health Plan
    • Coventry
    • Devon Health Services
    • Emblem Health / GHI
    • Emblem Health / QualCare
    • Empire BC/BS
    • Empire Healthchoice
    • Empire through Blue Card Program
    • Evolutions Health Systems
    • First Health Network
    • First Managed Care Option
    • First MCO (Worker's Comp)
    • Galaxy Health Care
    • GHI
    • GHI PPO
    • GHI through QualCare (only for patients where the Qualcare logo appears on ID card)
    • Great-West (Cigna)
    • Health New Federal Services
    • Health Republic Insurance of NJ
    • HealthNet Federal Health Services (TriCare-Champus)
    • HIP PPO
    • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Blue
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Omnia
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Horizon Casualty Services (Worker's Comp & No Fault)
    • Horizon NJ Health (managed Medicaid plan)
    • Independence BCBS
    • Intergroup Services
    • Magellan Behavioral Health
    • Magnacare
    • Managed Health Network
    • MCS Patient Centered Health Care Network
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • Multiplan / PHCS
    • Multiplan/Beechstreet/PHCS/Viant
    • National Health Plan
    • National Preferred Provider Network (NPPN)/Plan Care America
    • National Provider Network
    • New Jersey Carpenters Health Fund
    • New Jersey Manufacturers through Horizon Casualty
    • Oxford
    • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Health Plan HMO
    • Oxford Health Plan PPO
    • Oxford Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Oxford Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service Plans
    • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
    • Qualcare
    • QualCare Workers Comp
    • Railroad Medicare
    • Tricare
    • United Behavioral
    • United Community
    • United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare Community Plan (formerly Americhoice Managed Medicaid)
    • United Medicare Advantage Plan
    • United Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service Plans (PFFS)
    • US Family Health Plan (Tricare Prime)
    • US Family Plan
    • Value Options
    • WellCare
    • Wellcare Managed Medicaid (Family Care)
    • Wellcare Managed Medicare