Dr. Johnson has expertise in military and veteran mental health as well as the care of patients with complex co-morbid medical and psychiatric disorders. He is an Assistant Consulting Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine and sees patients at the Durham VA Medical Center, where he treats Veterans and teaches Duke University students and trainees. His primary focus is on post-September 11 combat Veterans as well as patients with acute co-morbid medical and psychiatric illness. In addition to Duke, Dr. Johnson is a medical officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, has deployed in support of several operations, and is interested in military medicine.
Prior to the VA, Dr. Johnson graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, followed by medical school at Johns Hopkins. He completed psychiatry residency at The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and McLean Hospital combined program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Johnson served as the Administrative Chief Resident as well as the Consultation-Liaison Chief Resident at Harvard, where he became interested in patients with co-morbid medical/surgical and psychiatric disorders. He completed a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at UNC Hospitals, working extensively in the medical and surgical hospitals, intensive care settings, the Burn ICU, and the UNC Cancer Center. He has treated thousands of patients with co-morbid psychiatric and medical illness and continues to publish in peer-reviewed journals and present at national academic conferences on these topics.
Dr. Johnson is board-certified in Psychiatry. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the North Carolina Psychiatric Association, and the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.