Denise A. Johnson, MD is the Acting Physician General. Prior to serving in this role, Dr. Johnson was most recently chief medical officer at Meadville Medical Center. Before joining the Meadville Medical Center leadership team in 2008, Dr. Johnson spent 13 years in private practice in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology by the American Board of Obstetric and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She serves on the Governor's Commission for Women.
Dr. Johnson has been involved in various community and regional groups focusing on diversity and inclusion and on the needs of women, and is the former board chair of the Meadville Area Free Clinic. She is past chair of the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
She received her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Johnson was appointed as chair by the Governor pursuant to MCARE Act Section 303(b)(1).