Allen Johnson, MD, Honored as Master of the American College of Physicians
Distinguished University Professor Dr. Allen Johnson will be honored as a Master of the American College of Physicians by the ACP in its annual Convocation ceremony on Thursday, April 23, 2009. The College stipulates that Masters are chosen on the basis of outstanding contribution to the field of medicine, stating in its bylaws, “Masters shall be selected because of personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine. Masters must be highly accomplished individuals. Evidence of their achievements can come from many types of endeavors, such as research, education, health care initiatives, volunteerism, and administrative positions. The Master must be distinguished by the excellence and significance of his or her contributions to the field of medicine.”
Dr. Johnson received his MD from MUSC and trained here and at Emory University in Internal Medicine with subspecialty training in Infectious Disease. He had an illustrious academic career at MUSC, assuming a number of leadership positions including Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Division Director of Geriatrics/Internal Medicine, President of the UMA, and Executive Medical Director. An esteemed teacher, he won a variety of teaching awards including Student AMA Golden Apple Award. His publications focused on infectious disease.