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Critical Care
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine
Section Head for Critical Care
Associate Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship


Dr. Johnson is an emergency physician and intensivist. He is board-certified in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, and neurocritical care. 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. Dr. Johnson 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 ventilation strategies might impact outcome during and after cardiac arrest, in developing brain-protective resuscitation strategies, and extracorporeal support. He also participates in trials examining the early identification and treatment of ARDS, sepsis, and COVID-19. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, the Medic One Foundation, and the UW Royalty Research Fund. He serves as Section Head for Critical Care in Emergency Medicine at UW, Co-Chair of the Harborview Code Committee, Associate Program Director for the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, and Chair of the ACEP Critical Care Section. Dr. Johnson has been actively involved in the creation of resuscitation guidelines as a member on the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation’s Basic Life Support Task Force and the American Heart Association’s Post-Cardiac Arrest Care Writing Committee.

Education & Training: 

  • MD, University of California, San Francisco (2010)
  • Internship and Residency, Emergency MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania (2014)
  • Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington (2016)



  • 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
  • Outstanding Curriculum Module of the Year
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Top Doctor, Seattle Met Magazine

Research & clinical interests

Research Interests: 

  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Extracorporeal Life Support
  • Sepsis


See Dr. Johnson's Google Scholar Page.

For more information, please see ORCID profile.