Dr. Santa J. Johnston, MD

Dr. Santa J. Johnston, MD

Dr. Santa J. Johnston, MD

Languages: English
Fax: 202-444-2613

Contact this Provider:

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; board certified
Conditions I Treat
  • adolescent health
  • allergies
  • altered mental status
  • apnea of prematurity
  • cardiovascular disease management
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Procedures I Perform
  • liver transplant
  • pancreas transplantation
  • transplant of intestine
About the Provider

Santa J. Johnston, MD, FAAP, FCCM, is chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnston, a nationally recognized expert in pediatric intensive care and emergency services, has spent more than two decades as an intensivist in pediatric ICU's nationwide. She is a leader in the development of improved systems for the delivery of state-of-the-art services for children with critical illness and injury-and is a respected teacher and mentor.

An active medical volunteer for children's causes worldwide, Dr. Johnston has made dozens of educational presentations, is published in well-respected medical journals, and has served as Principal Investigator for a number of research investigations. In addition, she is a certified pediatric advanced life support instructor.

Her clinical and research interests include:

  • Respiratory failure
  • Hemodynamic instability
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Care of pediatric burn patients
  • Care of traumatically injured children
  • Pediatric sedation
  • Pain management in pediatric patients

  • Fellowship Program: New York Medical College (1993)
  • Internship/Residency: University of Maryland School of Medicine (1987)
  • Graduate Education: MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine (1986)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Concentrated Care Center
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-2468
    Fax: 202-444-2613

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital