Nationally recognized cerebrovascular & endovascular neurosurgeon to lead the only comprehensive stroke center in North Houston.
Houston, TX (August 28, 2019) – St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group announced today that Jeremiah Johnson, MD, has joined the hospital in the neurosurgery division, leading the comprehensive stroke center. St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital is the only hospital in North Houston able to provide the highest level of stroke care available
“Adding Dr. Johnson’s unique expertise and leadership is invaluable to the hospital,” said Jim Parisi, President of St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands, Lakeside, and Springwoods Village Hospitals. “We’re proud to provide the only comprehensive stroke center to residents in The Woodlands and surrounding areas and look forward to working with Dr. Johnson to continue providing exceptional care to the community.”
Dr. Johnson is a board-certified neurosurgeon who is dual fellowship-trained in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. This specialized training gives him the rare ability to diagnose and repair blood vessel disorders of the brain, neck, and spine from inside or outside the vessel, depending on the best strategy for the individual patient.
“CHI St. Luke’s Health is doing incredible work in the North Houston community,” said Dr. Johnson. “I’m excited and honored to now help lead those efforts in delivering high-quality and compassionate care to stroke patients.”
Dr. Johnson’s practices endovascular neurosurgery, and brain microsurgery including cerebral external to internal carotid bypasses. His clinical interests include brain aneurysms, brain tumors, moyamoya disease, carotid endarterectomy, carotid stenting , brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), dural arterial venous fistulas of the brain and spine, cavernous malformations as well as bioinnovation and medical technology development.
He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, where he serves as president of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons and Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons. He was recently awarded a Joe Niekro Brain Aneurysm Foundation Patient Choice Award, named a Texas Top Doctor Rising Star, named co-director of the BCM NeuroInnovation laboratory and became a reviewer for the prestigious Journal of Neurosurgery.
Dr. Johnson is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and earned his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency and endovascular neurosurgery fellowship at University of Miami and his cerebrovascular and microsurgery fellowship at Stanford University.
The comprehensive stroke center designation is designed to recognize the specific capabilities of hospitals that can treat the most complex stroke and cerebrovascular cases. A comprehensive stroke center must have specialized cerebrovascular neurosurgeons available, a neuroscience intensive care unit for stroke patients and the latest advanced imaging capabilities available around the clock.
About St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands Hospital
The Woodlands Hospital provides high quality, compassionate care for residents of The Woodlands and surrounding areas. It is a 242-bed hospital that offers the latest in diagnostic, medical and surgical services, including cardiology, neurosciences and stroke care, orthopedics, bariatric, wound care, rehabilitation, surgery, women's health and emergency care.
About the CHI Texas Division
The CHI Texas Division, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), is comprised of three markets―in Houston, St. Luke’s Health (St. Luke’s) is home to eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife Center, and numerous Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston; St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute care facility in East Texas); and St. Joseph Health (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley). In addition, St. Luke’s flagship hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center, is a part of a joint venture agreement with Baylor College of Medicine. Together, St. Luke’s and Baylor College of Medicine are transforming healthcare delivery with a mission to usher in a new era of healthcare to create healthier communities. For more information, visit CHITX.org.
About Catholic Health Initiatives
St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 17 states and comprises 100 hospitals, including three academic health centers and major teaching hospitals; 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities and services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Learn more at CatholicHealthInitiatives.com.