OU Medicine News

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August 21, 2017

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN JOINS PRACTICE

      OKLAHOMA CITY – Robert D. Johnson, M.D., a pediatric emergency medicine physician, has established his practice with OU Children’s Physicians. He sees patients at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. He has also been named an assistant clinical professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

      Johnson is board certified in pediatrics and completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the OU College of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon. He earned his medical degree at St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies.

      In addition to seeing patients, Johnson is conducting research on pediatric traumatic brain injuries in Lawrence Quang, M.D.’s laboratory on the OU Health Sciences Center campus. 

      Johnson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Trauma Society, Society of Pediatric Research, American College of Medical Toxicology, Oklahoma State Medical Association and is a disaster/surge event volunteer for the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps.

      OU Children’s Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma’s largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty.

      OU Children’s Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma’s largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty.

      More than 290 of these doctors and advanced practice providers have committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children’s Physicians are board certified in children’s specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.

      OU Children’s Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can’t be helped elsewhere come to OU Children’s Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children’s Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children’s emotional needs.