Director, Division of Urgent Care; Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Mercy Kansas City
Overland Park, Kansas
Dr. Johnson is a pediatrician at Children's Mercy Kansas City. She describes her clinical work as "pediatric urgentology", having spent her career in pediatric urgent care and emergency department settings since finishing her residency in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at KU in Kansas City in 2003. In 2016, she became the director of the Division of Urgent Care for Children's Mercy Kansas City where she oversees a network of pediatric urgent care sites in the KC metro area as well as rural Kansas. Since 2018, Dr. Johnson has also served as an Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for Children’s Mercy Kansas City.
She is involved nationally with the Society for Pediatric Urgent Care as editor of their online newsletter. She serves as vice-chair for the newly launched AAP Provisional Section on Urgent Care. Dr. Johnson describes the aim of "pediatric urgentology" as helping to promote quality, convenient, timely, and compassionate care for acutely ill and injured children who require medical attention when their medical home is not available and whose health care needs can be addressed outside of a costly emergency department.
Dr. Johnson enjoys traveling with her husband and two teenage daughters. They've logged 10 countries in the past 3 summers and have more planned for 2020.
Disclosure: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.