Dr. Johnson received her B.S. in Biology from Furman University and her M.D. from the
Medical University of South Carolina in 1987. She completed an internship and residency in Reproductive Medicine at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) from 1987-1991, serving as Chief Resident from 1990-1991. Following a one-year appointment as Assistant Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Inland East Medical Group in San Diego, CA, Dr. Johnson returned to UCSD to complete a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship from 1992-1994 and an American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society Foundation Fellowship from 1994-1996. Dr. Johnson was recruited to MUSC in 1996 as an Assistant Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2000, and was promoted to Full Professor with tenure in 2008. She served as the Residency Director for the department from 2000-2006, and has served as the Division Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine since 2005.
A fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Johnson also serves as a member of the Perinatal Research Society, the Society of Gynecology Investigation, and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and as a Member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Task Force on Hypertension and Pregnancy. Dr. Johnson’s research portfolio has included funding from the NIH, industry, and foundations, including a recent gift from the Duke Endowment to examine telemedicine and high risk pregnancies. During her tenure at MUSC, Dr. Johnson has received recognition for her excellence in teaching, to include the Health Sciences Foundation Teaching Excellence Award, the Faculty Excellence Award for Clinical Science Faculty, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Student Teaching Award, and the Golden Apple Award.