Laura S. Johnson, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM

Laura S Johnson, MD FACS FCCP FCCM, is Chief of the Burn Service and Medical Director of the Walter L. Ingram Burn Center at Grady Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in general surgery, surgical critical care and neurocritical care, and is Associate Professor of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine, as well as adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Johnson received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Southern California. She completed residency training at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and fellowship training at Grady Memorial Hospital, part of the Emory University Department of Surgery. Dr. Johnson is passionate about teaching and is regular faculty for Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Burn Life Support, Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma, and other burn and trauma education opportunities. Her trainees are her proudest achievements, and she mentors students and residents across a range of disciplines. Dr. Johnson has received several awards for teaching, including the Dr. Sally Abston Association of Women Surgeons Distinguished Member Award, as nominated by her residents, given to a member who “in addition to nationally recognized clinical expertise and providing outstanding mentorship, is a role model of ‘what I want my surgeon to be like.’” Most recently, she received the 2022 ACS Residents and Associates Society Outstanding Mentor of the Year award. When she is not in the hospital, Dr. Johnson is an avid saber fencer, competing around the country, and is part of the National Tournament Committee for United States Fencing.