Nawal L. Atwan Johansen, MD

Internal medicine doctor

4.8 out of 5
309 Patient Ratings
18 Patient Comments

Internal Medicine at Hoover Pavilion

Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University Hospital -Clinical Excellence Research Center (2009) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2006) MA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
  • BA, Princeton University (2001)

Honors & Awards

  • Tuberculosis Initiative Research Associate Scholarship, Princeton University Project 55 (1999)
  • Senior Thesis Award, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (2001)
  • Pasteur Clinical Research Scholarship, Harvard Medical School (2003-2004)
  • Co-Director, American College of Physicians Northern California Meeting, Academic Poster Judging Committee (2013-2014)

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Faculty Physician, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2009 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Hospital and Clinics Clinical Advice Service (2015 - Present)
  • Co-Director, American College of Physicians Northern California Meeting, Academic Poster Judging Committee (2013 - Present)
  • Associate, Educators for CARE, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • Elected Member, Stanford Committee on Professional Satisfaction and Support (2014 - Present)
  • Elected Member, Stanford Wellbeing Committee (2013 - 2015)
  • Lecturer on Primary Care Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Course 313 (2009 - Present)
  • Preceptor for Stanford Medical Students in Primary Care Clinic, Stanford University School of Medicine, Outpatient Rotation (2009 - Present)
  • Preceptor for Stanford Residents, Stanford Internal Medicine Resident Clinic (2009 - Present)
  • Clinical Instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - 2012)
  • Elected Representative, Stanford Committee On Residency Training and Clinical Services, Stanford University (2006 - 2009)
  • Medical Student Clinical Preceptor, Harvard Medical School (2004 - 2006)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I really love Dr. Johansen. She makes me feel very comfortable, even when I know some issues I bring up are a bit unusual.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Nawal Atwan is the best! She takes her time and effort to listen to me. Very super caring, pleasant and cheerful doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

My mother sees Dr. Nawal Atwan Johanson v lovely best Dr. i would love to refer other patients to her plus myself waiting for new year to change my insurance from Kaiser to other so i can see Dr. Nawal Atwan Johansen Rashmi Saini live in Santa Clara

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Wouldn't refill my antibiotic prescription for a week till my next appointment.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

She's the best! Very genuine and listens very well. Always wish things didn't feel rushed, but this is definitely not her fault. It's a busy system.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. atwan Johansen is the best.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

5-star. Will recommend to anyone.

SHC Patient, May 2015

When I first call for an appointment I asked for female MD & was scheduled w/Dr. Atwan - I love her so much now all of my family going to her as well.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I highly respect Dr. Atwan Johansen. And I appreciate her incredible support and understanding throughout the years she has been my primary. I will never forget a pivotal telephone call--I was in the ER and then hospital in Cabo San Lucas, in acute crisis re my kidney. Dr. Atwan/Johansen's call helped me make the correct decision to take a flight, ASAP, to LA for emergency surgery--which ended up saving my kidney. OR the time, during a routine checkup, when she was very concerned about a tiny bump behind my ear that I asked her about. She insisted that I get an ultra-sound and consult with an ENT ASAP--which I did. It turned out that she was very right to be concerned--the small bump was actually a good-sized Warthin's tumor that was already wrapped around my facial nerves and would only get worse. The ensuing superficial paratidectomy, tumor removal and reconstructive surgery was 6 hours. If it hadn't been for Dr J's concern resulting in the surgery in 2010, who knows what I would be facing at this time--possibly even a malignant Warthin's tumor!! She has ALWAYS been there for me, no matter where I am on the planet. I feel very grateful to have access to her wise counsel and care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

She is an amazing Dr.- top notch in all areas.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I really like Dr. Johansen. She is trustworthy and gives insightful care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I've already recommended her to family and a friend in need of a physician.

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4.8 out of 5
309 Patient Ratings
18 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I really love Dr. Johansen. She makes me feel very comfortable, even when I know some issues I bring up are a bit unusual.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Nawal Atwan is the best! She takes her time and effort to listen to me. Very super caring, pleasant and cheerful doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

My mother sees Dr. Nawal Atwan Johanson v lovely best Dr. i would love to refer other patients to her plus myself waiting for new year to change my insurance from Kaiser to other so i can see Dr. Nawal Atwan Johansen Rashmi Saini live in Santa Clara

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Wouldn't refill my antibiotic prescription for a week till my next appointment.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

She's the best! Very genuine and listens very well. Always wish things didn't feel rushed, but this is definitely not her fault. It's a busy system.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. atwan Johansen is the best.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

5-star. Will recommend to anyone.

SHC Patient, May 2015

When I first call for an appointment I asked for female MD & was scheduled w/Dr. Atwan - I love her so much now all of my family going to her as well.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I highly respect Dr. Atwan Johansen. And I appreciate her incredible support and understanding throughout the years she has been my primary. I will never forget a pivotal telephone call--I was in the ER and then hospital in Cabo San Lucas, in acute crisis re my kidney. Dr. Atwan/Johansen's call helped me make the correct decision to take a flight, ASAP, to LA for emergency surgery--which ended up saving my kidney. OR the time, during a routine checkup, when she was very concerned about a tiny bump behind my ear that I asked her about. She insisted that I get an ultra-sound and consult with an ENT ASAP--which I did. It turned out that she was very right to be concerned--the small bump was actually a good-sized Warthin's tumor that was already wrapped around my facial nerves and would only get worse. The ensuing superficial paratidectomy, tumor removal and reconstructive surgery was 6 hours. If it hadn't been for Dr J's concern resulting in the surgery in 2010, who knows what I would be facing at this time--possibly even a malignant Warthin's tumor!! She has ALWAYS been there for me, no matter where I am on the planet. I feel very grateful to have access to her wise counsel and care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

She is an amazing Dr.- top notch in all areas.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I really like Dr. Johansen. She is trustworthy and gives insightful care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I've already recommended her to family and a friend in need of a physician.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Nawal is very easy to discuss issues with and provides thoughtful & helpful information. I appreciate that she keeps up to date on latest research & best practices.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

The doctor appeared competent but I was expecting a more thorough exam on my first visit with her.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. Atwan is A+.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Only met her once and she met my needs and my experience was pleasant.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Atwan is very concerned, kind and thorough and so friendly. We feel so fortunate to have her as our primary doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

I truly appreciate Dr. Atwan's care for me. Even if I don't have an appt. visit with her. Whenever I have a question or any message for her, she responds promptly. Thanks to her RN as well for always being responsive and helpful. They really make me feel very cared for.