John L. Go

Director of Head and Neck Imaging Medical Director of the Imaging Science Center

Areas of treatment:

Cerebral Angiography
Pain Management related to the spine
Image guided soft tissue biopsies related to Neuroradiology
PET imaging of the brain and head and neck


  • Neuroradiology


  • Department of Radiology


  • English

John L. Go, MD

Director of Head and Neck Imaging
Medical Director of the Imaging Science Center

Practicing location:

  • Keck Hospital of USC

About this doctor:

Dr. Go graduated from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences Medical School in 1989. He later completed an internal medicine internship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York from 1989-90, followed by a diagnostic radiology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He then came to USC for a two year neuroradiology fellowship, and has remained a faculty member of the Keck School of Medicine ever since. Currently, Dr. Go holds the following academic positions: assistant professor of radiology, assistant director of the neuroradiology fellowship program, director of magnetic resonance imaging and director of head and neck imaging. Dr. Go has been an active participant in radiology at the local, regional and national level. He has previously chaired the Education Committee for the Los Angeles Radiological Society and recently was president elect for the LARS at the 60th Annual Midwinter Radiology conference on January 26, 2008. He has previously been a member and chair of the Membership Committee for the Western Neuroradiological Society and currently is on the Program Committee. As a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology since 1996, he has served on the Electronic Education Committee for the past five years. He is currently a reviewer for the American Journal of Neuroradiology, American Journal of Roentgenology and the journal Radiology; and has been an invited author for multiple textbooks and journals. He has previously co-edited two editions for Neuroimaging Clinics of North America on Intracranial Trauma and Infection.


Washington University, St. Louis, MO, BA, June 1985
Doctor of Medicine, University of Tennessee School of Medicine, June 1985


St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital, affiliated with Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, NY


Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, NY in Diagnostic Radiology


USC Keck School of Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center in
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


The American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
November, 1995 and the Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology, November 1996

Professional society memberships:

Radiological Society of North America
American Roentgen Ray Society
American Medical Association
American College of Radiology
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
American Society of Spine Radiology
Western Neuroradiological Society
Los Angeles Radiological Society
California Radiological Society
Diplomat of the National Board of Medicine Examiners


The Mordecai Halpern Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching
June 1999 and June 2004
Cum Laude Citation Award of Excellence of the scientific exhibit presented at the 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the ASNR in Atlanta Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award in 2006 (White Coat Ceremony).