Dr. Timothy Johnson

Senior Medical Contributor, ABC News
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Dr. Timothy Johnson is a Senior Medical Contributor for ABC News and one of the nation's leading medical communicators of healthcare information. Previously, Dr. Johnson... Read More »

Dr. Timothy Johnson is a Senior Medical Contributor for ABC News and one of the nation's leading medical communicators of healthcare information. Previously, Dr. Johnson was the Chief Medical Editor for ABC providing on-air medical analysis for "World News", "Nightline" and "20/20." He has provided commentary on medical problems and answers for viewers of ABC News' "Good Morning America" since the program's debut in 1975. Dr. Johnson has helped spearhead several division-wide reporting efforts on a range of key issues, including practical ways to fix the American healthcare system and the fight against cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Johnson's programs and feature reports have won several awards, including an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as two Emmy Awards from the Boston/New England Chapter of the same organization. In 1999 he earned a Gabriel Award in the best news story category for the two-part piece, "Alzheimer's: A Faded Memory." Dr. Johnson was selected as the recipient of the 1998 Bradford Washburn Award presented by the Museum of Science, Boston -- an honor also bestowed upon Jacques Cousteau, Walter Cronkite, Dr. Jane Goodall and Alan Alda, among others. In 1988 he received the Lewis Thomas Award for Communications from the American College of Physicians, and in 1987 and 1989 he won the Howard W. Blakeslee Award given by the American Heart Association. Dr. Johnson is the founding editor of the Harvard Medical School Health Letter and co-editor of the Harvard Medical School Health Letter Book. He is also co-editor of the bookYour Good Health, co-author of Let's Talk and author of Dr. Timothy Johnson's On-Call Guide to Men's Heath and Finding God in the Questions: A Personal Journey. Originally headed for the ministry, Dr. Johnson graduated in from North Park Seminary in 1963, then decided two years later to enter medicine. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Augustana College, he graduated summa cum laude from Albany Medical College and holds a master's degree in public health from Harvard University. He has had appointments at both Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Johnson is married and is the father of two children and the grandfather of three children.

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Dr. Timothy Johnson Discusses Health Care in America
Oct 10, 2012 12:57 PM Story from Health/Health_Care OPINION by DR. TIMOTHY JOHNSON, ABC News
With Obama's Win, Affordable Care Act Lives
OPINION by DR. TIMOTHY JOHNSON
Nov 07, 2012 03:02 PM Story from Health/Health_Care OPINION by DR. TIMOTHY JOHNSON, ABC News
What I'd Ask Obama and Romney
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Oct 02, 2012 10:15 AM Story from Health OPINION by DR. TIMOTHY JOHNSON, ABC News
Dr. Tim Johnson: Alzheimer's Disease Conference
. ABCNEWS Medical Editor Dr. Timothy Johnson has provided commentary for viewers on ABCNEWS????????? Good
Jul 14, 2000 03:30 PM Story from Health Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News
Dr. Tim Johnson Explains Anthrax Tests
on anthrax testing help you sort it out. Watch the ABCNEWS Anthrax Q&A with Dr. Timothy Johnson Q
Oct 18, 2001 05:47 PM Story from Health/DrJohnson Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News
Dr. Tim Johnson: Reason on RU-486
Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson
Sep 29, 2000 08:37 AM Story from Health Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News
Dr. Tim Johnson: The Fiber Failure
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Mar 13, 2001 06:38 PM Story from Health/DrJohnson Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News
Dr. Tim Johnson: The Fiber Failure
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Oct 13, 2000 10:46 AM Story from Health Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News
Dr. Tim Johnson: Colonoscopy Importance
commitment to make this happen. ABCNEWS Medical Editor Dr. Timothy Johnson has provided
Jul 28, 2000 08:53 AM Story from Health Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News
Dr. Tim Johnson: The Quest for Quality
Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson
Sep 15, 2000 10:12 AM Story from Health Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News
Dr. Timothy Johnson's Flu Season Advice
Influenza Vaccines Will Help Prevent Both the Fu and Anthrax Anxiety
Oct 16, 2008 02:29 PM Story from Health/ColdandFluNews Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News
A Look at Health Care Under Obama
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Oct 28, 2008 11:06 AM Story from Politics/Vote2008 Dr. TIMOTHY JOHNSON, ABC News
How the Next President Tackles Health Care
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Oct 28, 2008 11:06 AM Story from Politics/Vote2008 Dr. TIMOTHY JOHNSON, ABC News
The Uses and Limits of NSAIDs
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Jan 23, 2002 04:22 PM Story from GMA Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News
Top 12 Good Health Tips for Men
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Jun 04, 2002 11:43 AM Story from GMA Commentary By Dr. Timothy Johnson, ABC News
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