Tisa Johnson Hooper

Tisa M Johnson, MD

medical group

Specialties: Pediatrics

Services: Autism, Pediatric Primary Care, Primary Care

Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics


  • Mayo Clinic School of Medicine - Minnesota Campus, MN, 1996

Residencies & Internships

  • Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, MA, 1999
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, MA, 1997


  • Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, MA, 1999

About Me

Biographical Statement

Dr. Johnson-Hooper has been practicing pediatrics for over 20 years at New Center One. She is the medical director for the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) as well as one of the providers for the CADD multidisciplinary diagnostic team. In furtherance of her commitment to CYSHCN, her practice quality improvement efforts have focused on a patient’s transition from a pediatrics to an adult approach to healthcare, developmental screening and integrative behavioral health initiatives.

Dr. Johnson-Hooper has presented at numerous domestic and international venues and is a respected leader in her areas of practice. Her presentations include:

  • Health Care Transition for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, 9th Annual Autism Conference, Legos, Nigeria (July 2019)
  • Screen Time: How Much is Too Much? Medical Concerns and Behavioral Tips, Metro Parent Living with Autism Conference, Detroit, Michigan (May 2018)
  • Making the Medical Home Work, The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics 2015 Annual CME Program and Business Meeting Waltham, Massachusetts (May 2015)
  • Developmental Screening, National Medical Association Annual Convention and Pediatric Section Scientific Assembly, Detroit, Michigan (August 2015)

She is eager to share her perspective and experience caring for children with special health care needs, diagnosing and managing autism spectrum disorder, implementing the health care transition process from pediatric to adult medicine, and advocating the importance of reading aloud and literacy.

Care Philosophy

"I have maintained a long-standing interest in advocating for children with disabilities. My primary care practice has focused on providing high quality, comprehensive primary care for all children, but especially children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). I view primary care as a collaborative endeavor incorporating the parents, specialists, therapists, educators and community resources working to maximize the health and wellness of a child."




Blog Posts
  • Why Is My Child Regressing?

    A Henry Ford pediatrician explains childhood regression -- when a child reverts to behaviors they'd grown out of or backslides on developmental milestones they'd already reached. Why it happens and how to manage it.

  • Don’t Skip Your Child’s Annual Well Visit This Year

    Your child's annual well visit is necessary so a pediatrician can track their development and keep them up to date with immunizations.

  • The COVID-19 Vaccines And Kids: What Parents Should Know

    Kids ages 12 and up can now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and younger children are expected to be able to get vaccinated by this fall. A pediatrician answers common questions parents might have.

  • Vaccinating Kids With Special Needs

    Vaccinating against dangerous diseases like the flu and measles is imperative for the health of children, especially those with special needs who may be even more vulnerable.

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