Thomas Johnson, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (2018)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Baylor University (TX) (2013)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (2018)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Internal Medicine (2019)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Geriatric Medicine (2021)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Geriatrics

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • Westside Clinic Outstanding Resident Award, University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program (2021)
    Given to the top resident at Westside Clinic in recognition of outstanding patient care and interprofessional teamwork.
  • American College of Physician Young Achiever, American College of Physicians (2018)
    Provided with a full scholarship to attend the ACP national meeting for having the top oral presentation at the Texas meeting.
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate, University of Texas Medical Branch (2018)
    Graduated as one of the top students from medical school.
  • Golden Cane Nominee, University of Texas Medical Branch (2018)
    Selected by peers as one of the four students who exemplified patient-centered care and humanism.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Junior Nominee, University of Texas Medical Branch (2017)
    Selected for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha as one of the top 10 medical students.

Research Interests

My research interests include medical education, frailty, fall prevention, and dementia care.

Professional Memberships

  • American Geriatrics Society, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Seniors Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
5th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-3400

UCHealth Primary Care - Lone Tree
9540 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-9300

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020

Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
  • Geriatric Medicine
Clinical Interests
Some of my many clinical interests include active aging, fall prevention, dementia care, and mental health.

Care Philosophy
My goal is to provide excellent care for my patients as they continue to age. I believe in treating patients on their physiologic age, not chronological age. Aging affects us all differently, so we must seek to care for the patient as an individual, not a number. I believe in the importance of living an active lifestyle to prevent falls and promote active aging. I also believe in limiting the amount of medications we prescribe our patients. When we have to prescribe a medication, I strive to find the most effective medication with the fewest side effects. Finally, I think it is vital I understand the story of my patients. Understanding your history, passions, support systems, and values is a necessary part of making sure you are getting the best care for you.

Personal Interests
When not in the clinic, I love to spend time with my wife, son, and two dogs. You can find us on the slopes snowboarding in the winter, or on the hiking trails and disc golf courses in the summer. We also love cheering on the Baylor Bears and visiting new restaurants.

Volunteer Activities
I have volunteered in Uganda for 5 separate trips from high school through medical school. I spent the longest trip working in a hospital in Fort Portal, where I had the opportunity to learn from some incredible physicians while conducting surgical cost analysis. Because of our work, hundreds of patients have had surgeries funded through Watsi.

Public Speaking
Yes
I enjoy speaking in the community about many topics, including geriatrics, fall prevention, active aging, among others.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (2018)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Baylor University (TX) (2013)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (2018)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Internal Medicine (2019)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Geriatric Medicine (2021)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Geriatrics
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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