Dr. Margaret Johnson
In recognition of her dedication in the field of pulmonology, Dr. Margaret Johnson will be honored by the American Lung Association of Northeast Florida with the Volunteer of the Year Award on May 2nd at its 16th annual Oxygen Ball.
Born to wonderful parents, Dr. Margaret Johnson was born and raised in Wilmington, DE and was the youngest of eight children.
She graduated with her undergraduate degree from Immaculata University. She then went on to medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, completing her residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Johnson did a fellowship focusing on Pulmonary Critical Care at Wake Forest University, graduating in 1996. After joining the Mayo staff in 1996, she was married in 2001 to Alan Sheppard, a cardiovascular nurse. While a part of the Mayo Clinic Staff, she designed and started the pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Mayo-Florida and directed the program until 2013.
Following her leave as director, she is now an Associate Professor of Medicine, and a Division Chair. Dr. Johnson has participated in over 100 CME lectures (Continuing Medical Education) and has been featured in 30 publications. She has also, been active in the American Lung Association Wintercourses and Symposiums since 1999.
In Dr. Johnson’s free time, she enjoys running, is an avid cyclist with her husband, loves to cook and listen to Irish music.