Research InterestsDr. Johnson earned his MD with distinction from George Washington University in Washington, DC and completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Oakland in Oakland, CA.
Dr. Johnson began his professional career as Director of General Inpatient Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at Michael Reese Hospital while Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago from 1987-1989. From 1992-1994, he served as the Director of our Pediatric Residency Training Program. He was on the faculty and medical staff of the University of Illinois (1989-1990), the University of Chicago (1987-1989, 1990-1999), and the Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine and Science, where he served as Vice-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics from 1999 - 2006. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, and the Infectious Disease Society of America.
Dr. Johnson is an exemplary clinician, teacher, researcher, administrator and humanitarian. He is consistently named one of Chicago’s top physicians by Chicago magazine and the Castle Connolly Guide and recognized by superior teacher awards from his residents. He serves as a PI of the NIH Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group and protocol Co-Chair of a Phase I/II study evaluating live recombinant canarypox HIV vaccines in children born to HIV-infected mothers. He has served on the Board of the Family and Children’s AIDS Network of Chicago and the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative and previously was on the Quality of Life Committee and Working Group on Bacterial, Fungal and Parasitic Infections subcommittee of the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Group. Daniel is a member of the non-profit We-ACTx, an international, community-based group seeking to improve access to HIV testing, treatment and education. For this group, he travels to Rwanda to provide medical care to women and children with HIV and to educate local medical professionals.