Dr. Melissa Johnson is Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
Dr. Melissa Johnson is an Assistant Professor now at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She trained at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, followed by her residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She stayed in New York for her fellowship training in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering cancer Center, where she received several ASCO merit awards for her clinical research efforts in thoracic oncology, and where she served as Chief Fellow.
In addition to caring for lung cancer patients in her Chicago clinic, she leads clinical trials, including focusing on novel therapies for patients with an EGFR mutation, as well as other molecularly targeted therapies. She is also particularly interested in genetic mutations that may contribute to racial variations in lung cancer risk.