Craig M. Johnson, DO

Interventional Radiology

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I was born and raised in Wisconsin. Growing up, I was athletic, studious, and inquisitive. I’ve always been fascinated with anatomy. My own medical experiences with sports injuries and the physicians who cared for me were instrumental in helping me choose my career.

Why I Treat Children

I love caring for children. They have so much energy and an incredible ability to adapt and recover. They are honest – sometimes brutally, sometimes hilariously. At times, it’s like a double-edged sword – there is great joy and deep pain. But the parents and patients inspire me and keep me going.

What I'm Passionate About

I’m passionate about innovation, particularly within my specialty – pediatric interventional radiology – which provides new and better therapies for kids. I’m also passionate about ensuring that the disadvantaged pediatric population has the opportunity to receive the best possible healthcare as everyone else.

How I Try to Make A Difference

Taking the time to be in the moment and see each patient from the view of the family, both medically and socially.

Education & Training


  • Ped Interventional Radiology - Children's Hospital Boston, 2009
  • Pediatric Radiology - Children's Hospital Boston, 2009


  • Transitional Internship - University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center, 2004


  • Diagnostic Radiology - Aultman Hospital, 2008

Medical/Dental School

  • Osteopathic Physician - Des Moines University/College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2003

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology/Pediatric Radiology
  • American Board of Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 Orlando Magazine Top Doctors 2016
  • 2016 Orlando Magazine Best Doctors 2016
  • 2015 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Alabama Medicaid/Patient First
  • AmeriGroup GA MCAID HMO JAX/GA
  • AmeriGroup GA PeachCare For Kids Jax/GA
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Georgia Medicaid/Georgia Better Health/Peachcare
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Interlink Transplant
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

Medical Interests

  • Developing new minimally invasive therapies with multidisciplinary teams
  • Image-guided procedures and therapies
  • Lymphatic malformations
  • Musculoskeletal interventions
  • Vascular malformations and tumors
  • Venous malformations

  • French, J., Epelman, M., Jaramillo, D., Johnson, C. M., Stinson, Z. S., & Meyers, A. B. (2020). Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of osteoid osteoma: utility of the dark rim sign. Pediatric Radiology, 50(12), 1742-1750. doi:10.1007/s00247-020-04780-4

    View Full Publication
  • Patel, N., Swana, H., & Johnson, C. (2020). Genitourinary involvement in pediatric patients with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. Clinical Imaging, 67, 117-120. doi:10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.06.011

    View Full Publication
  • French, J., Epelman, M., Johnson, C. M., Stinson, Z., & Meyers, A. B. (2020). MR Imaging of Osteoid Osteoma: Pearls and Pitfalls. Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI, 41(5), 488-497. doi:10.1053/j.sult.2020.05.013

    View Full Publication
  • Parus, A., Waler, A., Westmoreland, T., Johnson, C., & Kellogg, B. (2020). Keystone Flap Reconstruction after Resection of a Large Paraspinal Venous Malformation in an Infant. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000003141

  • Johnson, C. M., & Navarro, O. M. (2017b). Clinical and sonographic features of pediatric soft-tissue vascular anomalies part 2: vascular malformations. Pediatric Radiology, 47(9), 1196-1208. doi:10.1007/s00247-017-3906-x

    View Full Publication
  • Johnson, C. M., & Navarro, O. M. (2017a). Clinical and sonographic features of pediatric soft-tissue vascular anomalies part 1: classification, sonographic approach and vascular tumors. Pediatric Radiology, 47(9), 1184-1195. doi:10.1007/s00247-017-3885-y

    View Full Publication
  • Cox, M., Epelman, M., Chandra, T., Meyers, A. B., Johnson, C. M., & Podberesky, D. J. (2017). Non-catheter-related venous thromboembolism in children: Imaging review from head to toe. Radiographics, 37(6), 1753-1774. doi:10.1148/rg.2017170036

    View Full Publication
  • Essenmacher, A. C., Joyce, P. H., Jr, Kao, S. C., Epelman, M., Pesce, L. M., D'Alessandro, M. P., & Podberesky, D. J. (2017). Sonographic evaluation of pediatric thyroid nodules. Radiographics, 37(6), 1731-1752. doi:10.1148/rg.2017170059

    View Full Publication
  • Epelman, M., Johnson, C., Hellinger, J. C., Darge, K., & Newman, B. (2015). Vascular Lesions-Congenital, Acquired, and Iatrogenic: Imaging in the Neonate. Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI, 36(2), 193-215. doi:10.1053/j.sult.2015.01.009

    View Full Publication

  • English
  • Spanish