Body IR Doctors
Dr. Philip L. Johnson is Professor and Chairman of Radiology at The University of Kansas Hospital. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and subspecialty certified in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Johnson has 20 years of experience in the field of interventional radiology. Prior to becoming the Chair of Radiology, he served as the Director of Interventional Radiology and the Director of the Interventional Radiology Fellowship.
Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from The University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed radiology residency and was Chief Resident at Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After residency he completed a fellowship in Neuroradiology at The University of Wisconsin. He completed additional fellowships in Interventional Radiology and Neurointerventional Radiology at The University of Kansas Medical Center.
He specializes in minimally invasive image-guided procedures. His clinical experience includes all aspects of basic and advanced interventional radiology procedures. These procedures include arterial and venous angioplasty and stent placement, aortic stent graft placement, thrombolysis, embolization, chemoembolization, radioembolization, microwave ablation therapy for cancer, mediport and dialysis access, hepatic/biliary and urologic interventional procedures, abscess drainages and percutaneous biopsies. Dr. Johnson has special expertise and interest in the management of liver disease, biliary disease, portal hypertension, hepatic malignancy.
Dr. Johnson has authored or co-authored over 75 scientific articles, abstracts, scientific posters and book chapters. In addition, he has presented numerous oral scientific presentations and has been an invited lecturer in regional and national conferences. Additionally, he serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and the American Journal of Radiology. He is also a Board Examiner for the American Board of Radiology.
Dr. Johnson is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Neuroradiology, Society of Chairman of Academic Radiology Departments, Radiology Leadership Institute and the American Roentgen Ray Society. He is also a member and former President of the Mid-America Interventional Radiology Society and the Greater Kansas City Radiological Society.
Throughout his career, Dr. Johnson has been dedicated to innovation and advancement of the field of Interventional Radiology. Moreover, Dr. Johnson is committed to compassionate, expert, state of the art care for his patients. He is recognized regionally and nationally for his care of patients and expertise in interventional radiology. He has been featured numerous times as Best Doctors in America, Kansas City Super Doctor and Kansas City Best Doctors list by the Kansas City Business Journal.
During his free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys sports, traveling and spending time with his family.
Zachary S Collins, MD is the section head and fellowship director for Interventional Radiology at The University of Kansas Hospital. With more than 13 years of professional experience as a practicing physician, Dr. Collins specializes in practicing Interventional Radiology. His primary responsibilities include treating patients using minimally invasive techniques using image guidance (x-ray, ultrasound, and computed tomography). Dr. Collins has extensive experience in uterine fibroid embolization, angiography, angioplasty, stenting, TIPS, Y-90 radioembolization, chemoembolization (TACE) of liver tumors, thermal ablation of solid organ tumors, and many more minimally invasive procedures.
Dr. Collins became involved in his profession because of his interest in medical imaging and the ability to perform complex surgical procedures using minimally invasive image guided techniques. His passion is Y-90 radioembolization. This technique gives hope to many patients with metastatic or primary cancer of the liver and has seen many great outcomes over the years. He has done extensive research on Y-90 and travels the nation teaching other physicians how to best administer it.
Dr. Collins received his MD from The University of Kansas Medical Center in 2002 and completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at KUMC in 2008. He completed his fellowship in Interventional Radiology in 2009. He has been on staff at KUMC since 2009. He is affiliated with the Society of Interventional Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, and the Greater Kansas City Radiological Society. Dr. Collins stays current with the trends in his profession by doing investigative research, attending training seminars and reading industry-related publications.
When not at work, Dr. Collins enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, long distance running and adventure racing. He also enjoys time at the lake jet skiing and boating.
Adam S. Alli, M.D. is an assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology with subspecialty certification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR). His responsibilities and expertise encompass all VIR procedures including arterial and venous angioplasty, stent placement, atherectomy, aortic intervention, thrmobolysis, chemoembolization, adioembolization, thermal ablation, biliary intervention, urologic intervention, biopsies, abscess drains, portal hypertension therapy, arteriovenous fistula management, venous ablation, gastrostomy tube placement, and gonadal vein embolization.
Dr. Alli is passionate about amputation prevention and limb salvage. With 160,000 amputations performed yearly in the U.S. due peripheral arterial disease, he is dedicated to advancing the field to assist in reducing these life shortening and life limiting amputations. As a core member of the KU Health Systems multidisciplinary vascular team, he is committed to to providing the most innovative and comprehensive vessel reconstruction techniques and procedures. He is an active member in the Critical Limb Ischemia Global Society and is currently striving to establish the most advanced limb salvage program in the region.
Dr. Alli received his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency and Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology,American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, and Greater Kansas City Radiological Society.
In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, golf, tennis, volleyball, live music, and traveling.
Dr. Steven Lemons grew up in Leawood, Kansas and attended high school in Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Lemons received his medical degree from The University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed radiology residency and was Chief Resident at The University of Kansas Medical Center and also completed his interventional radiology fellowship there. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology, Vascular and Interventional Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Lemons is an active member of both the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Radiologic Society of North America.
In addition to the treatment of uterine fibroids, Dr. Lemons specializes in treatment of a variety of complex disease processes including liver cancer, portal hypertension, biliary pathologies, kidney cancer and vascular abnormalities.
In his free time, Dr. Lemons enjoys spending time with his family and three children. He also enjoys attending various sporting events. Although, he was raised a Nebraska Husker fan by his parents who are alumni of The University of Nebraska, he has more recently shifted to cheering on The University of Kansas Jayhawk basketball team.
Brandon Custer, MD is an assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and subspecialty trained in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Dr. Custer grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and has recently returned to the area to practice. He is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, Radiologic Society of North America, American College of Radiology, America Medical Association, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.
Dr. Custer’s interest in the field stemmed from his desire to provide direct and immediate care to patients using minimally invasive techniques. While Dr. Custer has particular interest in localized cancer therapy and limb salvage through the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, his responsibilities and expertise encompass all aspects of vascular and interventional radiology. These include radioembolization, chemoembolization (TACE), thermal ablation for cancer, uterine artery embolization, arterial and venous angioplasty, stent placement, atherectomy, aortic intervention, thrombolysis, biliary intervention, urologic intervention, biopsies, abscess drains, portal hypertension therapy, arteriovenous fistula management, venous ablation, gastrostomy tube placement, and gonadal vein embolization.
Upon college graduation from Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Custer returned to Kansas City and received his MD from the University of Kansas in 2012. He completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Florida, followed by Vascular and Interventional Radiology fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Custer specifically chose training programs that produced exposure to a wide breadth of pathology and high patient volume to ensure an in-depth and rigorous experience. His training has kept him on the cusp of current trends in all fields of VIR.
While devoted to medicine and helping patients, his true passion is his family. He enjoys time with his wife and two boys, playing golf, attending various sporting events, and traveling.