Kevin Johnson, M.D., MS

From the Winter 2017 edition of Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine

Senior Vice President for Health Information

Technology, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biomedical Informatics and professor of Pediatrics

Co-sponsor of EpicLeap, a project to replace the majority of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s clinical, administrative and billing software

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland


“I embrace my inherently creative and curious nature nearly every day. As Einstein said, ‘It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education’ and in my case, it is education that has helped me to be even more curious. My work/life balance has always been driven by opportunities to explore the new and the different—often through my love of music, animals, photography, and imagining a better tomorrow. And though creativity and curiosity define me, interpersonal relationships are the force that gives me joy, without which nothing matters.”


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