Dr. Adeyemi Johnson is an experienced Interventional Cardiologist and Medical Director (and Chief Executive Officer) of First Cardiology Consultants in Lagos. He graduated from the College of Medicine University of Lagos in 1981. He began his postgraduate training at Yale University New Haven Connecticut, USA where he was enrolled in the Masters in Public Health and Preventive Medicine Program.
Dr Johnson underwent his Internal Medicine Residency training programme and Cardiovascular Disease fellowship training program at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University New York. He became a Diplomate of theAmerican Board of Internal Medicine in 1987 and Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular disease sub-specialty in 1989.
He subsequently underwent Interventional Cardiology Fellowship training at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda California. He became the Director of Vascular Cardiology at Mid Carolina Cardiology, Charlotte-North Carolina and is credited with the initiation of the peripheral vascular intervention program at the institution. He was appointed Associate Clinical Professor, Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston, North Carolina in 2006.
Dr Johnson relocated to Nigeria in 2008 and founded First Cardiology Consultants Ltd. He has since pioneered contemporary invasive cardiology in Nigeria and has performed several complicated procedures including the first coronary angioplasty with stent implantation in Nigeria and first non-surgical (percutaneous) closure of holes in the heart for children (patent ductus arteriosus) and adults (atrial septal defect). He now performs these procedures routinely.
Dr Johnson has also established a non-surgical peripheral vascular disease program to restore blood flow to blocked arteries of the arms and legs. This program has helped salvage several limbs which hitherto would have been considered for amputation due to poor blood circulation.