A recent recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Mentor of the Year at the resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS), Dr. Laura Johnson is the medical director of the Burn Center at Grady Memorial Hospital and associate program director of the Department of Surgery's General Surgery Residency (Atlanta, Ga.)
Prior to joining USA Fencing, Dr. Johnson held positions at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, and the Children's National Medical Center. Dr. Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and her medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles.
Dr. Johnson's deep commitment to education is signified by her receipt of a variety of teaching awards and ongoing mentorship of medical students and residents across a range of disciplines. She has lectured and published extensively on burn, trauma, and ethics topics, and is a highly active researcher who has received federal, institutional, and corporate grants in such areas as organ donation in burn patients, evaluating hemofiltration in adult burn patients with septic shock and acute renal failure, and temporary skin coverage for deep thickness burns.