Dr. Richard J. Johnson got his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and then underwent his residency in internal medicine and fellowships in nephrology and infectious illness at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
He is currently a professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Renal Illness and Hypertension at the University of Colorado, Denver, and an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Florida. In addition, he is a board member of the Gout Education Society.
Dr. Johnson is a professional on uric acid as it may relate to hypertension, weight problems and heart disease. He likewise is an expert on the role of sugar and fructose in gout and uric acid related illness and is author of the 'The Sugar Fix' (2009 ), 'The Fat Switch' (2014) and 'Nature Wants Us To Be Fat' (2022 ).
Dr. Johnson has actually received many honours in his profession consisting of the American Society of Nephrology/American Heart Association Young Investigator Award and membership in the American Society of Medical Investigation. He has actually lectured in more than 30 countries and received a number of recognized lectureships, consisting of the Inaugural Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Visiting Teacher in Australia and the Tokyo Online forum speaker. He has actually belonged to numerous editorial boards for publications such as Kidney International, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Kidney Illness, Hypertension, American Journal of Physiology and American Journal of Nephrology.
He is coeditor of Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology with Dr. John Feehally, which is extremely considered among the better clinical books in nephrology. He also has released more than 400 short articles, for which more than 50 have actually gotten more than 100 citations.
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