Erin Johnson, MD
Undergraduate School: Seattle Pacific University
Medical School: Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
PubMed name(s): Erin K Johnson
Why did you choose WashU for your residency?
After completing a sub-internship, I knew WashU was the place for me! I fell in love with St. Louis and was excited to be part of program with approachable and kind residents and attendings, an abundance of research opportunities, and to be part of a large referral academic center with a diverse patient population.
What are you looking forward to the most by being a resident here at WashU?
I am excited to be part of a team that works hard for each other and for their patients. I am looking forward to being part of a program that consistently wants to improve the health outcomes of their patients through improved patient care and research.
What goals do you hope to accomplish during your residency?
I hope to become a well-rounded obstetrician-gynecologist, who feels confident to handle whatever challenges may come. My goal is to build relationships with patients that allow for understanding, teaching, and conversation. I hope to be an advocate and partner in the care of patients from puberty to childbirth to menopause and beyond.
What are your ongoing research interests?
Depression and anxiety in patients undergoing infertility treatment
Awards & Honors
Dean’s Excellence Award
Hometown: Whitefish, Montana
What do you do outside of work?
I love to spend time with my husband, Jack, and two kids, Della (3) and Lawrence (2 months). I enjoy running, hiking, yoga, spin, cooking, playing guitar and singing in my free time. I also participated in competitive horse back riding through college and hope to continue that some day.
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I love to write music.
We know it’s early, but do you have any fellowship plans for after residency?
I currently hope to be a generalist OBGYN, but am considering a surgical fellowship.
What advice would you give medical students applying for a residency in OBGYN?
Show up ready to learn and be yourself!