Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Oliver M. Johnson II is executive vice president and general counsel for MedStar Health. In this role, Johnson serves as chief legal officer to a healthcare network of 10 hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. He provides legal advice to the MedStar Health Board of Directors and senior management on such issues as corporate transactions, regulatory matters, and physician affiliations, and oversees all legal, governance, privacy, and compliance matters for the system.
Johnson joined MedStar Health with 23 years of legal, regulatory and business experience including 18 years of U.S. and international experience in pharmaceutical, vaccine, biotechnology, and healthcare industries. Prior to his current role, he worked at Merck & Co., Inc. of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey as counsel for its global marketing services division. From 2004 to 2008, he served as chief counsel for the company's vaccine division preceding which he was Merck's first chief privacy officer.
Active in public and community service, Johnson served as board chair-elect for Abington Health, Inc., a multi-hospital integrated healthcare system in Abington, Pennsylvania. He has been a trustee of the Community Partnership School in Philadelphia, Pa., and of St. Benedict's Preparatory School and St. Vincent Academy in Newark, N.J. Johnson also served under gubernatorial appointments to the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission and the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine, of which he was vice chair.
Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College and a juris doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.