Richard B. Johnston Jr, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Richard B. Johnston Jr, MD, is a pediatric allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Johnston is Chair Emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics. Professor Department of Pediatrics 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Special Interests Research Interests Physiology and pathology of neutrophils and mononuclear phagocytes; complement; immunodeficiency disease Education Education 1961 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, MD 1957 Vanderbilt University, BA Residency 1963 - 1964 Harvard Medical School Children's Hospital, Assistant Resident 1961 - 1963 Vanderbilt University Hospital, Intern and Assistant Resident in Pediatrics Fellowship 1967 - 1970 Children's Hospital Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Fellow in Immunology Awards & Recognition Editorial Boards 1988-1996: Editor, 1996-Present: Current Opinion in Pediatrics 1994-1998: Pediatric Research, 1981-1984; Assoc Editor 1978-1988: Am Journal of Diseases of Children 1984-1987: Journal of Clinical Immunology 1983-1987: Annual Review of Med 1982-1983: Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 1982-1983: Journal of the Reticuloendothelial Society Honors & Awards 2008: Distinguished Alumnus, Vanderbilt School of Medicine 2008: John Howland Medal, Am Pediatric Society 2001: National Assoc, Natl Academy of Sciences/Natl Research Council 1981-1987; 1995-1998: Board of Trustees, International Ped Research Foundation (Chairman, 1984-1987; Chairman, 1997-1998) 1996: Pres, Am Pediatric Society (1978) 1995: Chairman, Gordon Research Conference on Phagocytes 1995: Fellow, Am Assoc for the Advancement of Science 1994: Institute of Medicine of the Natl Academy of Sciences 1994: Commissioner’s Special Citation and Harvey W Wiley Medal, FDA 1991: Richard B Johnston, Jr, MD Research Bridge, Univ of Penn 1983: Assoc of American Physicians 1980-1981: Pres, Society for Pediatric Research (1972) 1977: Am Society for Clinical Investigation 1957: Outstanding Male Undergrad, Vanderbilt Univ Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics American Board of Pediatric Infectious Disease Professional Memberships 1994: American Board of Pediatrics 1981: Society for Leukocyte Biology 1976: American Society of Hematology 1974: Infectious Diseases Society of America 1973: American Association of Immunologists 1966: American Academy of Pediatrics Publications Johnston RB Jr. Folic acid: Preventive nutrition for preconception, the fetus, and newborn. NeoReviews 10:e10-e19, 2009 (DOI 10.1542/neo.10-1-e10). Johnston RB Jr. American Pediatric Society’s 2008 John Howland Lecture: Life goals for academic pediatrics. Pediatr. Res. 64:320, 2008. Johnston RB Jr. Innate immunity in the newborn: Overcoming fetal lethargy to defend the infant, but at the risk of uncontrolled inflammation. Neonatology 94:232, 2008. Johnston RB Jr. Will increasing folic acid in fortified grain products further reduce neural tube defects without causing harm?: Consideration of the evidence. Pediatr Res, 63:2, 2008. Marodi L, Johnston RB Jr. Invasive Candida disease in infants and children: Epidemiologic aspects, risk factors, and innate host defense mechanisms. Curr Opin Pediatr, 19:693, 2007. Academic Affiliations Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver Associate Dean for Research Development, University of Colorado School of Medicine Teaching & Professional Positions 2007-2008: Assoc Executive Vice President/Academic Affairs, National Jewish Health 2004-2007: Executive Vice President/Academic Affairs, National Jewish Medical & Research Center 2001-Present: Assoc Dean for Research Development, Univ of Colorado School of Medicine 2000-2001: Consultant to the Dean, Univ of Colorado School of Medicine 1999-Present: Professor of Pediatrics, Univ of Colorado School of Medicine 1999-2002: Pediatric Consultant, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 1994-1998: Chief, Section of Immunology, Dept of Pediatrics, Yale Univ School of Medicine 1992-1999: Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, Yale Univ School of Medicine 1992-1998: Medical Director, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation 1986-1990: Physician-in-Chief, Children's Hosp of Philadelphia and Chair, Dept of Pediatrics, Univ Pennsylvania School of Med 1986-1992: William H. Bennett Professor of Pediatrics, Univ of Pennsylvania School of Med 1977-1986: Chairman, Dept of Pediatrics, National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine 1980-1986: Vice Chair, Dept of Pediatrics, Univ of Colorado School of Medicine 1983-1984: Visiting Prof., The Rockefeller University Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. 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