Robert Johnson | HIFU Team
Vice President Clinical Operations
At HIFU Prostate Services, Robert Johnson brings many years of nursing and operations experience to his role Vice President of Clinical Operations. He has worked with HIFU patients, technicians and facilities for more than 13 years and has thus worked with several thousand HIFU patients both in the US and abroad. From 2006 – 2012, he was a Clinical Nurse Specialist at SonaCare Medical, the developer of the Sonablate HIFU system. At SonaCare, his role was to educate patients and their families about HIFU and to travel to international treatment locations to provide nursing care. Robert is one of the most experienced healthcare professionals in the country when it comes to working with HIFU patients and the Sonablate HIFU device.
Robert began his career in the medical field while in the U.S. Army in 1982 where he served for 17 years. His first three years were spent as a combat medic and the remaining time as an army staff nurse. Additionally, he worked in the cardio-thoracic intensive care unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center during Desert Storm. Upon retirement from the Army in 1999, he continued his nursing career in the private sector working as a staff nurse, unit manager and director of admissions. He also obtained certification as an assisted living administrator.
Robert also earned a master’s degree in healthcare management and a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration with a minor in management studies. He has a vast level of experience in a variety of healthcare forums including revenue generation, international multi-site management, healthcare operations and management, hospital healthcare, hospital intensive care, long-term care and assisted living.
Most recently, Johnson held the position of Regional Vice President of Business Development as well as various roles in nursing supporting management teams while continuing his education and obtaining his license as a nursing home administrator.