Amber E. Johnson, MD, MS, MBA
2023 Junior Faculty Scholars
Amber E. Johnson, MD, MS, MBA, FACC is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Section of Cardiology at the University of Chicago. She joins us here at U of C from the University of Pittsburgh where she was also a Staff Cardiologist at the Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Health System and Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Race and Social Problems, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. She completed her undergraduate degree with honors at the University of Pittsburgh. She then completed her medical degree and masters of business administration at Jefferson Medical College/Widener University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to a year of patient safety and quality improvement training at the Armstrong Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital, she was an internal medicine resident at Johns Hopkins, Bayview in Baltimore, Maryland. She then returned to Pittsburgh for general cardiology fellowship, a research fellowship, and a masters degree in clinical research.
Dr Johnson’s research at the interface of health equity, social determinants of health, and mobile health technology has resulted in numerous publications and federal grant funding. She is the recipient of local and national clinical and research awards and was recently named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health and in 2022 was awarded the Women as One Escalator Award for clinical research. Dr. Johnson has served on the Black Equity Coalition-Health Equity Working Group which led equity efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through her work and community engagement, she is committed to addressing racial inequity in cardiovascular care. Her clinical practice here at U of C will include general and preventive cardiology with a focus on women’s health and gender affirming care. She enjoys cooking, running, and spending time with family. She is the mother of two daughters, Leilani and Nia.