The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
Pathology Bldg, Room 627
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Dr. Richard Johnson received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After an internship in internal medicine at Stanford University, he was assigned to the Department of Virus Diseases at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. His work on viral infections of the nervous system began there – work that has continued for more than 45 years. He then trained as a resident in neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and after an eight month appointment as First Assistant in Neurology in Newcastle-Upon Tyne, he went to the Department of Microbiology at the Institutes of Advanced Studies at National University in Canberra, Australia. He went on to become Assistant Professor and later Associate Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Now a Professor of Neurology and Microbiology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Johnson focuses on infections of the nervous system. He has also spent time with not only inflammatory, but demyelinating, degenerative diseases of the nervous system.
Dr. Johnson has published more than 300 original articles and chapters and edited 15 books. He has received a number of national and international awards, including a Humboldt Prize (German), Commendador of the Order of Hipolito Unanue (by the President of Peru), the Charcot Award (International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies), the first Association of British Neurologists Multiple Sclerosis Medal, the first Soriano Award for the World Federation of Neurology and the first Pioneer Award from the International Society of Neurovirology. He is also a Distinguished Service Professor of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry