Blake Johnson, MD, FACR

Dr. Johnson is Medical Director and Director of CNS Imaging at the Center for Diagnostic Imaging. He completed his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Minnesota. After radiology residency training, he completed a neuroradiology fellowship at the Barrow Neurological Institute.

His first appointment was staff neuroradiologist and subsequently Chief of Neuroradiology at David Grant Medical Center in California. He also had an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco.  After relocating to the Twin Cities, he had a clinical appointment as associate professor at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Dr. Johnson authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters on topics including intracranial pathology, head & neck imaging and spine injection procedures. He lectures extensively on these areas of interest, and has been invited to speak at several national and international society and educational meetings.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Regenerative Medicine: A Primer for Spine Care (1 X-ray hour)
Blake Johnson, MD, FACR – Sponsored by CDI

Understand the science of bio-cellular therapy or regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a branch of translational research and medical practice focused on tissue engineering and molecular biology and the process of replacing, engineering and regenerating human cells, tissues and organs to restore or establish normal function.

Unlike traditional Western medicine, which relies on pharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine focuses on harvesting, concentrating and delivering the patient’s own cells and growth factors to accelerate and enhance the natural healing process that occurs after injury or degenerative changes.