Nick Johnson
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine
Associate Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. Johnson is an emergency physician and intensivist. He cares for patients at Harborview Medical Center in the following locations: Emergency Department, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Neurocritical Care Service, and the Extracorporeal Life Support service. He strives to improve the care of critically ill patients in the prehospital and emergency department settings, and ensure safe transitions to the intensive care unit.

Dr. Johnson studies cardiac arrest and early critical illness. He is interested in determining how mechanical ventilation strategies might impact outcome after cardiac arrest, and how extracorporeal technologies might be used to support patients with failing hearts and lungs. He also participates in trials examining the early identification and treatment of ARDS, sepsis, and COVID-19. He receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and Medic One Foundation. Additionally, he serves as the Associate Program Director for the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.

Education & Training: 
University of California, San Francisco
Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington
Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Omega Alpha
Top 50 Peer Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine
Outstanding Educator of the Year, UW Emergency Medicine
Outstanding Didactic of the Year, UW Emergency Medicine
Outside Educator of the Year, Madigan EM
Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine