Timothy R. B. Johnson, MD

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Timothy R. B. Johnson, M.D. served as Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan from 1993-2017.  He is Bates Professor of the Diseases of Women and Children; and also Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor, Women’s Studies, and Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development.  His education and training have been at the University of Michigan, University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins. He is active in international teaching and training especially in Ghana.  He is author of over three hundred articles, chapters and books and has served on numerous editorial boards, study sections, professional committees, societies and boards.  He is Past President of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and Editor-Emeritus of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (official journal of FIGO) serving as Editor from 2007-2014. Doctor Johnson is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine). Doctor Johnson is clinically active seeing pre-conceptual high-risk patients, and his research and academic interests include fetal assessment, prenatal care, gender harassment and sexual violence in academic medical centers, and global health collaboration and ethics.