John P. Johnson, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, and earned his medical degree in 1975 from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and then at the University of Utah, where he also pursued a genetics fellowship. While living in Utah, Dr. Johnson was the Medical Co-Director at the Utah State Training School for the mentally handicapped, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah. He then joined the Medical Genetics Department at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California, eventually becoming director of that program.
In 1994, Dr. Johnson moved to Montana to become the director of Shodair’s Medical Genetics Department and the Montana Medical Genetics program, while also serving as the director of Shodair’s molecular genetics laboratory. He has been a member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Fetal Alcohol Syndrom/Effects, the Advisory Committee for Children's Special Health Services, and the Ad Hoc Montana Newborn Screening Advisory Committee.
Dr. Johnson has been very active in the regional genetics community, serving in many positions, including Board Chair and Principle Investigator for the Mountain States Genetics Foundation and Mountain States Genetics Regional Collaborative Center, respectively.