Title: Physician, Educator
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Gerald Johnston, Physician and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nuclear medicine.
Dr. Johnston is distinguished for more than 50 years in the service of medicine and healthcare. Prior to retiring, he served as a staff nuclear medical physician and chair of the department of nuclear medicine for the Washington Hospital Center. Furthermore, he has enlightened the minds of young and prospective medical professionals through teaching and administrative positions at the University of Maryland. Earlier in his career, he served as a surgeon with the 358 General Dispensary and as chief of nuclear medicine at the Walter Reed General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. He began his journey to become a physician and educator by first earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pittsburgh and continued at the institution to receive an MD.
One of the highlights of Dr. Johnston’s career was treating patients who were important figures in the United States military while at Walter Reed, including General Douglas MacArthur and General Dwight Eisenhower. These figures taught him the value and importance of his work in nuclear medicine. Dr. Johnston had been a first lieutenant in the medical core before interning at Walter Reed. After three years of training at the institute, he ventured to Korea to practice internal medicine in a MASH, and he served as a Captain for the US Public Health Service from 1971 to 1982. Furthermore, Dr. Johnston has maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations, including the American College of Nuclear Medicine, the American Medical Associate, the American Association of University Professors, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the Alumni Association of the National Institutes of Health, and the Alumni Association of Walter Reed General Hospital. The founder of the Nuclear Medicine Service at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Dr. Johnston received a Decorated Legion of Merit in 1970.
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