About CHRT

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson, MD MPH

General Surgery Resident , University of Michigan Department of Surgery

Patrick Johnson, MD, MPH, is a general surgery resident and health services research fellow at the University of Michigan. Dr. Johnson joined the University of Michigan in 2020 after completing undergraduate studies at Harvard University and an MD/MPH program at Louisiana State University. His research interests include clinical outcomes of surgical patients and access to surgical services for underserved populations. He is currently performing clinical research in trauma and gastrointestinal surgery funded by a National Institute of Health T32 research fellowship.

Dr. Johnson is passionate about translating clinical experience and research into meaningful improvements in population health through public policy and advocacy. His formal training includes a master’s of public health with a concentration in health policy, and he is currently pursuing health services research training at the University of Michigan’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy (CHOP) and Institute for Health Policy and Innovation (IHPI). His prior experience includes an internship with the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health during its implementation of Medicaid Expansion, international experience in comparative health policy, and leadership in the legislative panel of his state medical society.