Bruce E. Johnson, MD

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Professor, Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Position Responsibility

As associate dean for faculty affairs, Dr. Bruce Johnson is responsible for issues of faculty governance and the administration of the school’s appointment, promotion, and tenure processes. Both faculty affairs and academic affairs are responsible for faculty development.

Professional Background

Dr. Johnson received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University in biology before earning his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Following an internship in internal medicine at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, West Los Angeles (formerly Wadsworth VA Hospital), he moved to Kansas City, Kansas.

At the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Johnson completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology before returning to training in internal medicine. Following completion of the internal medicine residency, he completed a one-year fellowship in general internal medicine and began an academic career at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, where he eventually was promoted to professor with tenure. At the time, his primary research interests were in hypertension, osteoporosis, and women’s health. While at the University of Kansas, he was residency director of internal medicine for eight years and division chief of general and geriatric medicine for 13 years.

In 2000, he moved to the University of Iowa, Iowa City, where he became director of consultation services for general internal medicine. He was active in curricular development and served as course director for a newly developed combined general medicine/family medicine/community medicine ambulatory clerkship. He also helped start an educational development course to prepare internal medicine fellows for academic positions.

In 2004, Dr. Johnson moved to East Carolina University, Greenville, where he was named division chief of general medicine and associate chair of medicine for education. He continued to be involved with faculty development, resident education, and student curriculum.

Since 2008, Dr. Johnson has been at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia. He is associate chair of medicine for education and assistant dean for faculty affairs. He is active in faculty development and in resident/student curriculum, especially clinical skills.

Awards and Honors

  • Special Recognition Award for Distinguished Service, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1987
  • Recognition of Outstanding Service, Chairman, Residency and Fellowship Committee, 1985-1991, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1991
  • Student Voice, “Excellence in Education”, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1992
  • Award of Excellence, Regional Director of Medical Education, Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 2000
  • “Best Doctors” in Kansas – Kansas City, 1996-2000
  • “Best Doctors” in Iowa – Iowa City, 2000-2004
  • "Best Doctors” in North Carolina – Greenville, 2004-2008 *" “Pearls of Wisdom.” Special Teaching Recognition award. M3-M4 students. Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, 2008

Education and Training

  • University of Kansas Medical Center: Fellowship, General Internal Medicine
  • University of Kansas Medical Center: Internal Medicine Residency
  • University of Kansas Medical Center: Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency
  • Veterans Administration-Wadsworth Hospital: Internal Medicine Internship
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine: MD
  • Stanford University: BS
Bruce E. Johnson

Contact Bruce E. Johnson