Kelly Krisna Johnson-Arbor, MD| Medical Toxicology, Undersea And Hyperbaric Medicine | MedStar Health
Kelly Krisna Johnson-Arbor

Kelly Krisna Johnson-Arbor, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (155 reviews)

Specialties: Medical Toxicology, Undersea And Hyperbaric Medicine

Languages: English


About me

Dr. Kelly K. Johnson-Arbor serves as the medical director of Hyperbaric Medicine in the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. An expert in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Hyperbaric Medicine, she is an Associate Faculty member at the MedStar Institute of Quality and Safety and contributing author to the website of the MedStar Institute for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Johnson-Arbor has published and presented on a variety of topics and serves as a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals. She received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, completed a residency at University of Rochester Medical Center and a fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr. Johnson-Arbor's main area of clinical expertise is hyperbaric medicine, with an emphasis on:

  • Limb salvage
  • Radiation induced bone and soft tissue injury
  • Toxicology including carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Hyperbaric physiology
  • Commercial diving evaluations

Clinical areas of focus

  • Air Embolism
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Undersea Medicine
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Air Embolism
  • Bends
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Drug Induced Acute Dystonia
  • Gangrene
  • Generalized Barotraumas
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss (NEURAL)
  • Heavy Metal Poisoning
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Radiation Necrosis
  • Suspected Poisoning
  • Venous Stasis Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Oxygen Treatment
  • Undersea Medicine
  • Wound Care
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Bles Bldg
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 202-444-0300

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Fax 202-444-0300


MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Choice
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • D-SNP)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • United Navigate
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • United Golden Rule
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna EPO
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • United Choice Plus
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Kaiser Select
    • United Optimum Choice
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Aetna HMO
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Virginia Premier
    • I-SNP
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare East Select
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA


Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology

Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Fellowship Program: University of Connecticut Health Center (2006)

Residency Program: Strong Memorial Hospital (2004)

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2001)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

  • May 17, 2024

    Dr. Johnson-Arbor was an excellent doctor and went above and beyond in taking care of me.

  • Mar 25, 2024

    Very good!

  • Dec 26, 2023

    Doctor Kelly Arbor Johnson really took her time to listen to me and was very helpful in explaining everything to me, she always returned my phone calls promptly she was the best.