Rowena Johnson

Consultant Radiologist


Professor Rowena Johnson is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist with expertise in diagnostic imaging and image guided treatments of elite athletes.

She works at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre which is part of Oxford University Hospitals and holds the chair of Sports Medicine Imaging at the Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University.

She has undertaken two musculoskeletal fellowships at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and the University of Toronto respectively. Her regular practice includes professional sports imaging and image guided injections for a range of conditions including complex hip and groin problems.

 She is experienced in international elite sports imaging including the Pan American and Para Pan American Games. She also treats adolescent athletes having worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Sick Kids, Toronto.

Her regular clinical practice covers all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging including trauma, spine abnormalities, bone and soft tissue tumours, bone infection and rheumatological problems.

She has led iRefer, the Royal College of Radiologists’ flagship publication. This is an internationally recognised framework for patients to have the optimum investigation and intervention for all radiological subspecialties including musculoskeletal, and ensure high standards of care.

Recent and Current Appointments

  • Professional Support and Standards Board, Royal College of Radiologists
  • Professional Learning and Development Committee, Royal College of Radiologists
  • Advisory Editor in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Clinical Radiology Journal
  • Editor, Royal College of Radiologists Newsletter
  • Previous full time Clinical Editor, British Medical Journal
  • Life appointment as a Medical Member of the Ministry of Justice

Publications, Lectures and Teaching

  • Prof. Johnson is a Tutor in Medicine at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford.
  • She lectures internationally on imaging in sports injuries, and has organised several courses including on behalf of the British Institute of Radiology.
  • Her research interests include hamstring injuries, and the development of novel imaging diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in sports medicine.

Society Memberships

  • Royal College of Radiologists
  • British Society of Skeletal Radiology
  • European Society of Radiology

Contact details

To find out more, or to arrange an appointment please contact the imaging appointments team, who will be more than happy to help:

DDI: +44 (0) 203 195 2446
Fax: +44 (0) 203 070 0106

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