Dr. Johnson is proud to return to her home state to care for Wyoming patients. Dr. Johnson grew up in Rawlins and attended medical school through the WWAMI Medical Education Program – a medical school partnership between Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. She attended her first year of medical training at the University of Wyoming, and then moved to the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She completed the two-year rheumatology fellowship program at the University of Wisconsin in June 2020.
Her interest in rheumatology stemmed from her own diagnosis.
"When I was 17, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. My interactions with the healthcare system really sparked my initial interest and inspired me to consider medicine as a career," she said. "While I was reading about my own condition and trying to learn why it had happened, going through what every patient goes through, I found it really interesting. I latched on to rheumatology immediately and, throughout the years, nothing else was quite as interesting to me as immunology and rheumatology."
Dr. Johnson is happy to be back in Wyoming after many years of medical training. She looks forward to providing a much-needed speciality to Wyoming patients.