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Theodore Johnson, II, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair
Emory Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Mailing Address:
1841 Clifton Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30329


Dr. Johnson is Chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Paul Seavey Chair and Chief of the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, the Atlanta Site Director and Associate Director of the Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatrics Rehabilitation, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), and Physician Lead for Emory Primary Care.  

Dr. Johnson received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School and his MPH from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC. He holds additional appointments in Epidemiology (Rollins School of Public Health) and in Urology.  He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine.  

Dr. Johnson's research focuses on older adults in general, and specifically on interventions that improve quality of life and well-being in those with chronic conditions. He has worked with teams and mentee in a number of relevant fields, both broadly (diabetes mellitus; infectious disease; movement disorders, chronic kidney disease, prostate cancer); as well as in depth (bladder dysfunction; nocturia). As a geriatrician, he is particularly concerned with understanding the functional capacity and quality-of-life experiences of persons as they age.

Dr. Johnson remains active as an educator, and teaches in the geriatric medicine core curriculum, the internal medicine ambulatory medicine curriculum, geriatric medicine journal club, continence journal club, and epidemiology of aging (Rollins School of Public Health).

Dr. Johnson sees patients at the Atlanta VA Medical Center in the geriatric medicine clinic focusing on bladder dysfunction.  He precepts geriatric medicine fellows and family medicine residents at that site.

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