Dr Johan Smalberger - Radiologist at Imaging Associates.


Specialties: Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention 

Professional, caring and a team player, Dr Johan Smalberger works in private and public settings to deliver value-added diagnostic and interventional radiology services. He is committed to the ongoing pursuit of excellence. His goal is always to perform procedures in the most precise, safe, and gentle way possible. He also enjoys teaching and developing resources for patients and healthcare providers. He has a growing interest in Artificial Intelligence and environmental sustainability and their importance in the future of radiology.

Diligent, caring and approachable, Dr Smalberger’s goal is to make a positive point of difference in patient care.

Johan is a highly qualified and experienced medical professional. He began working in radiology in 2015 and joined Imaging Associates in 2021. Once an elite athlete, Johan has personal experience with high-level performance, injury, rehabilitation, and return to competition after surgery. Before joining Imaging Associates, he worked as a Consultant Radiologist at Middlemore Hospital and the SRG Specialist Radiology & MRI group. Before settling on a career in radiology, Dr Smalberger worked as a general surgical registrar and resident in orthopaedics and surgical specialties. He also worked as a research physician in clinical trials from first-in-human to Phase IV studies.

Johan graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Science in 2006. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery in 2011, also from the University of Auckland. In 2013 Johan undertook postgraduate studies in surgical anatomy at the University of Otago. He has a Master’s Degree in Health Science, focused on radiology. At the end of 2020, Johan became a Fellow with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR). His final year of specialist training focused on MRI and interventional radiology. In June 2022, he completed a one-year fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology at Imaging Associates.


  • Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR)
  • MSK fellowship, Imaging Associates, Melbourne, 2022
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2006
  • Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2011
  • Post Graduate Diploma Surgical Anatomy (PGDipSurgAnat), University of Otago, New Zealand, 2015
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Generic Surgical Science Examination (GSSE), 2015
  • ECFMG certification, USA, 2016
  • Master’s Degree in Health Science (MHSc Hons), University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2018

Professional Memberships

  • Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG)
  • American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)