David A. Johnson

Professor of Medicine & Chief of Gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School

David A. Johnson

David A. Johnson

Professor of Medicine & Chief of Gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Dr. David A Johnson is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology at Eastern VA School of Medicine. Despite his primary focus on the clinical practice of gastroenterology, he has published extensively in the internal medicine/gastroenterology literature, contributing over 600 articles/chapters/invited reviews and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and books. His particular areas of expertise focus on esophageal reflux disease, sleep disorders and colorectal screening. Additionally, he co-edited the American College of Physicians (ACP) book “Dyspepsia” and edited two GI Clinics of North America series on “Obesity Issues for Gastroenterologists” and edited the recent 2012 American College of Physicians module on CRC screening. He is editor of the 2015 book: The Gut Microbiome: New Understanding and Translational Opportunities for Disease as well as co-editor of the 2018 book: Sleep Effect on Gastrointestinal Health and Disease: Opportunities for Promoting Health and Optimizing Disease Management. He has co-authored 17 national guidelines for gastroenterology related disease.

He is a Past President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and served the ACG previously as Governor (VA), Chair of ACG Quality Council Task Force, and member of the Educational Affairs, Publications, Constitution and Bylaws (Chair), and Nominating (Chair) committees. Additionally since inception, he has served on the executive committee and is Treasurer of the ACG/ASGE GI Quality Improvement Consortium (GIQuIC) and the executive committee for the GI Political Action Committee (GIPAC). He has Co-Chaired the ACG National Fellows meeting for 17 years and was Co-Director for the ACG Annual Postgraduate course in 1994.He co-founded the National Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee and Co-Chaired that committee for 10 years. Since 2000, he has served on both the GI Multi-Society CRC Screening Task Force and ACG guidelines committee for CRC screening and has co-authored these national guidelines and other ongoing guideline publications from 2000-2017. Additionally, he was a member of the CDC Task Force for quality colonoscopy. He has served as the Gastroenterology Technical Advisory Chair for the National Quality Forum (NQF) as well as steering committee member of the quality outcomes NQF task force. He has participated in all GI related task force activities from 2005-2011 and chaired 3 task force meetings.

Most recently honored as Master of the American College of Physicians (2018). Previously honored as Master of the American College of Gastroenterology 2013. In 2012, he was acknowledged as the invited lecturer at the National Institutes of Health as a “Great Teacher”, School and the highest award - Berk/Fise Award from the American College of Gastroenterology for life time achievements as well as the William D Carey ACG Governors award to lifetime contributions to gastroenterology. In 2016 he was honored as with American Gastroenterology Association “Distinguished Educator” Award. . He has been honored as “Master of Gastroenterology” and “Presidential Award” by the VA GI Society and in 2000, he received the EVMS Distinguished Internal Medicine Faculty Award and in 2014 the EVMS Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award.

He has been honored as distinguished invited lecturer for American College of Gastroenterology including: Emily Couric Lecture (2013), American Journal of Gastroenterology Lecture (2009), Berk Fise Presidential Lecture (2016) and most recently the David Sun Lecture (2018).

He served on the American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) Board of Examiners (2012-2017). He is the past co-editor of Reviews in Gastroenterological Disorders, Journal Medicine and section editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology. He is the past co-editor of the American College of Gastroenterology Education Universe(2009-2015), GI section editor (2000- present) for Medscape Gastroenterology, Medscape GI Viewpoints, and Medscape GI Consultant Corner, as well as the esophageal section editor for Journal Watch Gastroenterology (New England Journal of Medicine (2000-2018)

He was the physician who worked with Virginia State Senator Emily Couric to put through the historic first legislation to mandate colon cancer screening with colonoscopy as the preferred standard. This initiative first in Virginia, has set the model for other states which have followed with similar legislation mandating CRC screening.

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Professor of Medicine & Chief of Gastroenterology at Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) is a public-private medical school in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded by grassroots efforts in the southeastern part of Virginia known as Hampton Roads, EVMS is not affiliated with an undergraduate institution and coordinates training through multiple medical centers in the Hampton Roads region. EVMS campus includes the 555-bed Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, the region's only tertiary level 1 trauma medical care facility, and the 212-bed Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, a regional pediatric referral care facility and only stand-alone children's hospital in the state. EVMS is the first institution in the US to have produced a viable fetus through in vitro fertilization. EVMS is most known for its reproductive medicine, simulation/standardized-patient education as well as research in pediatrics, geriatrics, diabetes, and cancer. In addition, EVMS is well known for its leadership in community service and medical missions, as evidenced by faculty and alumni responsible for the founding of Operation Smile, Physicians for Peace, Global Brigades, and CONRAD.

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TO ADVANCE THE PRACTICE, STUDY AND SCIENCE OF GASTROENTEROLOGY

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GIQUIC IS ENGAGED IN IMPROVING EFFICIENCY, EFFECTIVENESS AND RELIABILITY IN BENCHMARKING OF GASTROINTESTINAL DATA.

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American College of Gastroenterology is a nonprofit company headquartered in Bethesda, MD. The firm operates as medical association of gastroenterologists.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 14,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College's vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention and treatment.

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American College of Gastroenterology is a nonprofit company headquartered in Bethesda, MD. The firm operates as medical association of gastroenterologists.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 14,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College's vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention and treatment.

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2009

American College of Gastroenterology is a nonprofit company headquartered in Bethesda, MD. The firm operates as medical association of gastroenterologists.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 14,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College's vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention and treatment.

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2007

American College of Gastroenterology is a nonprofit company headquartered in Bethesda, MD. The firm operates as medical association of gastroenterologists.The company says this about itself: Founded in 1932, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is an organization with an international membership of more than 14,000 individuals from 86 countries. The College's vision is to be the pre-eminent professional organization that champions the evolving needs of clinicians in the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based and compassionate health care to gastroenterology patients. The mission of the College is to advance world-class care for patients with gastrointestinal disorders through excellence, innovation and advocacy in the areas of scientific investigation, education, prevention and treatment.

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