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Dr. Johnson has committed his life’s work to the treatment of patients with diseases of the head and neck in an environment of education and inquiry. His current appointment is as Distinguished Service Professor of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments as Professor of Radiation Oncology (School of Medicine), of Communication Science and Disorders (School of Health and Rehabilitation Services), and of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (School of Dental Medicine). Dr. Johnson has limited his clinical practice to the treatment of patients with tumors of the head and neck.  Most recently his work has focused on survivorship care for head and neck cancer survivors and the avoidance of low value interventions.  In addition to his clinical practice, he has an established scholarly record of peer-reviewed publications, extensive mentorship experience, and a history of interdisciplinary collaboration.  He served as Editor of The Laryngoscope 2003-2011.  Dr. Johnson is a Past President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (2003), the American Head and Neck Society (2004) and the Triologic Society (2014).


Department of Communication Science and Disorders