Title: Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Location: Copley, Ohio, United States
Charles Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatric medicine.
In 2005, Dr. Johnson retired as professor emeritus after teaching medicine with a focus on pediatrics at various academic institutions for more than 40 years. He also worked as an attending physician at the Autism Clinic at The Ohio State University. He served as the director of the Child Maltreatment Program at the Children’s Hospital from 1981 to 2002. In addition, he has taught at Eastern State University, the University of Iowa and the Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine.
Dr. Johnson decided to become a physician after his younger sister developed polio as a child. With his desire to go into the field of medicine stemming from such a personal place as his sister’s health, Dr. Johnson ensured he would work hard in his education in order to help patients. He first earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1957. He continued his academic journey at the University of California, Los Angeles, earning an MD in 1961. From 1964 to 1967, Dr. Johnson served as a Captain in the Medical Corps of the US Army.
While a medical student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Johnson was encouraged to improve his teaching skills, and to go into academic medicine. Throughout his career he has been active in such institutions as the Council of the Copley Fairlawn School PTA, often voicing and informing the public concerning child maltreatment issues.
Throughout his career, Dr. Johnson has received several accolades recognizing him for his hard work and dedication to the field. In 2003, he was honored with the Distinguished Educator Award from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. A year prior, he was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Christopher Columbus Society. In addition, he has received a Child Advocacy Award from the Ohio State Attorney General, a Certificate of Appreciation from the Tennessee State Association for Retarded Citizens and a Certificate of Achievement from the US Army.
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