Kelly Johnson, MD

Medical School
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Residency Training
Louisiana State University/Charity Hospital

A native New Orleanian, Dr. Johnson attended Loyola University New Orleans, where she played volleyball. After a number of years in research, attended Louisiana State University HSC for medical school. After one year of a General Surgery residency, she saw the light and moved to the head of the bed in the trauma bay, joining the Louisiana State University/Charity residency. During residency, she completed the Critical Care Scholars Track, was named the Ochsner Resident of the Year, and was involved with the CeaseFire Violence Interruption program, with publications in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, as well as prior research on ARDS. Additionally, she was part of the champion SEC ACEP Resident Jeopardy team two years in a row, and part of the ACEP SimWars Finalist team. She also gave testimony and lobbied at the Louisiana State Legislature to strengthen laws on violence against medical providers.

Clinical and research interests include trauma, critical care, violence prevention, ultrasound, choice of resuscitation fluids, resident and medical student education.

Outside of work, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with her husband and two small boys exploring the surrounding mountains, riding hunter-jumper, volunteering at her children’s school and with the Junior League of Greenville, and rooting for the New Orleans Saints.