Karen S. Johnson, MD, MS Karen S. Johnson, MD, MS

Karen S. Johnson, MD, MS

Breast Imaging Specialist

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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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ABOUT ME

My clinical specialty is breast imaging which means I interpret mammograms, breast ultrasound and breast MRI, as well as perform breast biopsies. My job is not only to detect and diagnose breast cancer as early as possible but also to reassure women who have no signs of breast cancer. The most gratifying thing about my job is the patients. It is a privilege to meet and interact with so many women every day. I think I can speak for all of the breast imagers at Duke when I say I am honored and humbled that they put their trust in me and my clinical skills. My colleagues and I keep one another striving for excellence and we take our jobs very, very seriously. I (we) have dedicated our life’s work to helping women navigate the sometimes confusing pathway of medical care, specifically as it pertains to breast cancer, and we take great pride in what we do.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (Illinois), 2001
RESIDENCY
Diagnostic Radiology, George Washington University Medical Center (Washington, DC), 2001-2006
FELLOWSHIP
Breast Imaging, Duke University Medical Center, 2006-2007
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

Broadly, my research interests include detecting & diagnosing early stage breast cancer so women have the best chance possible to conquer the disease. The appropriate and best use of breast MRI is of specific interest to me, as well as, finding ways to help women cope with and reduce the anxiety experienced in conjunction with mammography.

PUBLICATIONS
View Karen Johnson's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.