US Navy CAPT (Ret.) Christine L. Johnson, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Christine L. Johnson is a General Pediatrician currently working as a civilian provider at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and then matched for Pediatric Residency training at Wright Patterson Air Force Base and Dayton Children’s Medical Center in Ohio. She served as Chief Resident during her last year of training.
After serving her first tour at Yokota Air Base in Japan and a brief assignment at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey, Dr. Johnson was assigned to the Military’s Medical School, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) for over 5 years. She was directly involved with improvements to the medical education curriculum and the pediatric clerkship opportunities. The Pediatric Education Section was recognized with the Ambulatory Pediatric Association Outstanding Teaching award for innovation in 3rd year clerkship programs during her tenure there.
Upon moving to San Diego, Dr. Johnson was appointed as the Pediatric Clinic Director of one of the Navy’s busiest clinics at NMCSD, During her tenure she was then selected as the Pediatric Residency Training Program Director where she served for over 4 years, leading process improvement and change during the implementation of duty hours and the beginning of the ACGME’s Next Accreditation System.
As Specialty Leader for the Navy Pediatrics with over 150 Pediatricians stationed all over the world, Dr. Johnson directly mentored individuals through their careers. Johnson deployed twice during her active duty time, to Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake and then again on Pacific Partnership 2011, where she served as the Director of Medical Services. She was recognized by the Uniformed Services Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics with the Outstanding Service Award in 2018 and her database research exploring the association between BMI and Lipid Profiles in Military Beneficiaries won the Naval Medical Center San Diego Academic Research competition in 2019.
Dr. Johnson retired from Active Duty in the Navy in October 2015 after over 21 years as a General Pediatrician, Academician, and Military Leader. She is pleased to continue to work with the military population of beneficiaries and military residents in the training program.
Non-financial relationships: No non-financial relationships have been disclosed.