Meshell Johnson was named Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

We are thrilled to announce that Meshell Johnson, MD has accepted the position of Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine for the San Francisco VA Health Care System. Dr. Johnson is Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF and a member of the SFVAHCS Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine/Sleep section.

Meshell JohnsonMeshell received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University and her medical degree from UCSF. After her internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Washington, she returned to UCSF for fellowship training in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine and the Cardiovascular Research Institute. She joined the UCSF faculty in 2004.   

Meshell is an outstanding clinician, educator, and scientist. Meshell’s research has focused on type I alveolar cells and their role in the inflammatory response to lung injury. She has published over 30 original articles (including in major journals such as PLOS One and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), reviews and book chapters. As an educator, she is highly regarded for her bedside teaching in the ICU. She is also a core teacher in the VA Simulation Center, where she has trained hundreds of diverse learners in acute resuscitation, airway management, massive transfusion protocols, and other scenarios. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Floyd Rector Housestaff Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine.

See the chair's full announcement here.