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Daniel Johnson, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Chief, Section of Academic Pediatrics

Associate Chair, Clinical Services

Dr. Daniel Johnson is a respected physician, researcher and teacher. He is an expert in pediatric infectious diseases and in the care of HIV-infected children. Additionally, Dr. Johnson is committed to the development of community-based pediatric care in underserved areas, accomplished through partnerships with federally qualified health clinics and community hospitals. He works closely with area clinics and providers to expand the availability of pediatric primary care and specialty services on the South Side of Chicago.

Dr. Johnson is closely involved with the Urban Health Initiative, acting as the Senior Faculty Consultant to the South Side Healthcare Collaborative. He is one of the leaders of the Southside Health and Vitality Studies, focusing his efforts on the Real-time Community Resources Mapping Project.

As a participant in several HIV/AIDS outreach initiatives, he works to improve access to education, testing and treatment for this disease. He also lectures at hospitals throughout the Chicago area, advocating mandatory HIV testing for Illinois newborns. For this effort he was recently awarded (2009) a special achievement award by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

He is a co-investigator for the Greater Chicago Collaborative of the National Children’s Study--a major research effort examining the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of 100,000 children across the United States. This study is scheduled to begin enrolling patients in 2012.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children’s Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Medical School

George Washington University

Internship. Residency and Fellowship

Children’s Hospital Oakland, CA


American Academy of Pediatrics
Infectious Disease Society of America
Pediatric Infectious Disease Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-0497

Office Fax

(773) 834-5964

Office Postal Address

Daniel Johnson, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6082
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Read More About Dr. Johnson

Dr. Johnson represents the Department of Pediatrics in the Urban Health Initiative and the South Side Healthcare Collaborative. He also lobbies at state and local levels for improvements in Medicaid reimbursement.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Johnson's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.