Eric Johnson, MD

Eric Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Eric K. Johnson, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine.  His work responsibilities balance inpatient care on the Hospitalist and Consult services with supervising as attending on both the Firm and Procedure services.  Primary interests include medical student and resident education, particularly guiding and optimizing evidence-based patient care and honing clinical problem-solving skills.  Accordingly, he is a regular discussant at the weekly CPC (Clinicopathologic Conference), which showcases astute medical diagnosis through a multidisciplinary approach, and he has received multiple Teacher of the Year awards to date.  He has also contributed to three consecutive editions of The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.  An additional, albeit more informal passion of his has been following the COVID-19 pandemic since its inception, which has so far yielded several publications in peer-reviewed journals.


  • BS, Natural Sciences: St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI (1995)
  • Medical Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (1999)
  • Residency, Pediatric Internal Medicine: Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI (2002)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA (2003)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


General Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2017

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine, inpatient care, patient safety


Eric K. Johnson. A Comment on “Remdesivir and EIDD-1931 Interact with Human Equilibrative Nucleoside Transporters 1 and 2: Implications for Reaching SARS-CoV-2 Viral Sanctuary Sites”. Molecular Pharmacology. February 2022, 101(2) 120. DOI:

Thoelke M, Johnson E, and Meyer A . Patient Care in Internal Medicine. In Bhat P, Dretler A, Gdowski M, Ramgopal R, and Williams D. Eds. Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 35th Ed. Lippincott 2016

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome. Johnson E and Lin M. Hospital Medicine Clinics. July 2015

Principles of appropriate antibiotic use for treatment of acute respiratory tract infections in adults (a set of physician-directed fact sheets derived from then-current ACP-ASIM guidelines in conjunction with the CDC). Eric Johnson, M.D., Matthew Hall, M.D., Edward Belongia, M.D., MPH (Marshfield Clinic), Ralph Gonzales, M.D., MSPH (Univ of California-San Francisco)

Disseminated Pseudallescheria boydii infection successfully treated with voriconazole. Apostolova LG, Adams HP Jr, Johnson, EKJ Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry; 2005 Dec; 76(12): 1741