Dana Johnson, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Dana Johnson

Contact Info

johns008@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-0644

Fax 612-624-8176

Office Address:
Pediatrics, Neonatology
6th Floor East Building
MB630
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Pediatrics, Neonatology
6th Floor East Building
8952B
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Residency in Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Neonatology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

PhD, Anatomy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. He earned his M.D., and a Ph.D. in Anatomy, served his internship and residency, and completed his neonatology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. In addition to attending on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Johnson founded the International Adoption Clinic at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include the effects of early institutionalization on growth and development and the outcomes of internationally adopted children. Dr. Johnson has published extensively, most recently in Early Human Development, Infants and Young Children and Journal of the American Medical Association, in addition to over one hundred abstracts. He is an invited speaker worldwide. Dr. Johnson founded the International Adoption Clinic, the first of its kind, in 1986. He and his staff received the “Friend of Children Award” from the North American Council on Adoptable Children in 2002.

Awards & Recognition

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Adoption Research, Rudd Adoption Research Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2018)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Joint Council for International Children’s Services (2012)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, North Park University (2008)
  • Harry Holt Award, Holt International Family Services (2006)
  • Friend of Children Award, North American Council on Adoptable Children (2002)
  • Service Award, Joint Council for International Children’s Services (1999)

Clinical

Clinics

International Adoption Clinic

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Clinical Interests

Neonatology; Internationally adopted children