25 Years of Service Award, University of Colorado
Top Doctors in Infectious Disease, 5280 Magazine
Member, DHHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents, 2018-present, NIH
My research interests are primarily in the study of new treatments for persons living with HIV infection, including antiretroviral medications, HIV vaccines, and treatments for complications of HIV infection.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine,
Medical Director, Colorado AIDS Education and Training Center
School of Medicine,
HIV Consultant for Durango, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, and Pueblo Collaborative HIV Clinics
School of Medicine,
Barbera L, Kamis K, Rowan S, Davis A, Davis S, Carlson J, Johnson S, Erlandson K. HIV and COVID-19: Review of Clinical Course and Outcomes. HIV Research & Clinical Practice. HIV Res Clin Pract 2021;22(4):102-118. DOI: 10.1080/25787489.2021.1975608.
Kamis K, Barbera L, Abdo M, Rowan S, Hussain C, Gardner E, Johnson S, MaWhinney S, Davis A, Carlson J, Kozacka K, Erlandson K. Risk factors for hospitalization in people with HIV and COVID-19. JAIDS November 2021;88(3):e22. DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002780.
Kuriakose S, Singh K, Pau AK, Daar E, Gandhi R, Tebas P, Evans L, Gulick RM, Lane HC, Masur H; NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel, Aberg JA, Adimora AA, Baker J, Kreuziger LB, Bedimo R, Belperio PS, Cantrill SV, Coopersmith CM, Davis SL, Dzierba AL, Gallagher JJ, Glidden DV, Grund B, Hardy EJ, Hinkson C, Hughes BL, Johnson S, Keller MJ, Kim AY, Lennox JL, Levy MM, Li JZ, Martin GS, Naggie S, Pavia AT, Seam N, Simpson SQ, Swindells S, Tien P, Waghmare AA, Wilson KC, Yazdany J, Zachariah P, Campbell DM, Harrison C, Burgess T, Francis J, Sheikh V, Uyeki TM, Walker R, Brooks JT, Ortiz LB, Davey RT Jr, Doepel LK, Eisinger RW, Han A, Higgs ES, Nason MC, Crew P, Lerner AM, Lund C, Worthington C. Developing Treatment Guidelines During a Pandemic Health Crisis: Lessons Learned from COVID-19. Ann Intern Med. 2021;174:1151-1158.
Abdo M, Ressler A, MaWhinney S, Jankowski C, Johnson S, Erlandson K. End-of-Life Planning Prior to Death Among People Living With HIV. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 2021 Jan-Feb 01;32(1):127-133. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000000162.
Johnson S. Primary Care Concerns for the Aging Population With HIV. Top Antivir Med
Krsak M, Montague B, Trowbridge P, Johnson S, Binswanger I. Opioid Use and Chronic Infections: The Value of Addressing the Syndemic in Correctional Settings vis Telemedicine Guidance and Broader Utilization of Long-acting Medications
The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 222, Issue Supplement_5, 1 October 2020, Pages S486–S493, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiaa001.
Scherger S, Mathur S, Bajrovic, V, Johnson S, Benamu E, Ramanan P, Wolfel G, Levi M, Abidi M. Cytomegalovirus Myocarditis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Case Series and Review of Literature. Transplant Infectious Disease 30 March 2020;doi.org/10.1111/tid.13282.
Krsak M, Johnson S, Poeschla E. COVID-19 Surveillance May Facilitate Return-to-Work Decisions. Am J Trop Med 2020 June;102(6):1189-1190.
Mundo W, Morales-Shnaider, Tewahade S, Wagner E, Archuleta S, Bandali, M, Chadalawada S, Johnson S, Franco-Paredes C, Shapiro L, Henao-Martinez A. Lower Mortality Associated with Adjuvant Corticosteroid Therapy in Non-HIV-Infected Patients with Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia: A Single US Cohort Study and a Propose Novel Mechanism of Corticosteroid Benefit. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, ofaa354, https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofaa354.
My primary clinical focus is the care of persons living with HIV/AIDS. I am also interested in COVID-19, immunizations, sexually transmitted diseases, Hepatitis C, and travel medicine.
Our model of HIV care is focused on combining expert HIV care with comprehensive primary medical care. This multi-disciplinary medical home is designed to provide most of the care needs in a singe location.
My personal interests include my family, running, hiking, and the Beatles.
Volunteer activies include work with local HIV service organizations and HIV-related charities. I have also taught about HIV in many parts of rural Colorado, around the nation, and in other parts of the world.
MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
BA, Bethany College (KS)
Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO
Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO, Internal Medicine (1987)
National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed) Program, Infectious Disease