Professor appointed to state board of examiners


Scott Johnson, M.D., associate professor in the division of cardiothoracic surgery, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Perfusionists. The board licenses and regulates approximately 300 perfusionists in Texas.

Dr. Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from The University of New Mexico and his doctorate in medicine from The University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is an executive board member of the Texas Transplantation Society, an elected member of the Health Science Center faculty senate, and the associate program director of the thoracic surgery residency program. Dr. Johnson has been a guest lecturer at many events, including presentations on lung transplantation and difficult esophageal reconstructions and disorders. He is also a member of the Texas Surgical Society, the Society of Thoracic Surgery, and the Southern Thoracic Society. He was recently selected by his peers to appear in the 2003-04 Best Doctors in America database.

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