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Timothy Johnson

Timothy M Johnson MD

Lewis and Lillian Becker Professor of Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dr. Tim Johnson is the Lewis and Lillian Becker Professor at the University of Michigan.  He received his medical degree and dermatology residency training at the University of Texas at Houston. After completing fellowship training in cutaneous surgery and oncology at both the University of Michigan and University of Oregon, he joined the Michigan faculty in 1990 with appointments in Dermatology, Otolaryngology and Surgery. He has served as clinical director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Multidisciplinary Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Programs since 1990.

He has received many clinical, teaching, and research honors; delivered numerous national and international keynote and named lectureships over the last two decades; and is a benchmark for clinical care. He served on the board of directors and executive committees of several national and international organizations that impact dermatology, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. He was an invited founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guideline Committees for Skin Cancer and serves on the American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging.

He is an investigator on grants, clinical trials, and numerous research activities. He established robust tissue banks in non-melanoma and melanoma with linkable comprehensive clinical databases. His research is focused on integration of data and specimens with experimental models to identify molecular mechanisms of disease; as well as development of evidence-based strategies for better treatment. His publication portfolio includes over 200 original peer-reviewed publications and 25 chapters published in mainstream dermatology, surgery, and oncology journals; including top impact journals such as Nature, Nature Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Research, Nature Cell Biology, and JAMA. Dr. Johnson practices medicine exclusively at the University of Michigan, where he is an internationally acclaimed leader in dermatology; and more specifically, cutaneous oncology.