Dr. Benjamin Johnson is the Medical Director of PainMD. He is an associate professor of anesthesiology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and previously served as the director of the Vanderbilt Pain Center.
After graduating from Wheaton College, Johnson earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He then completed a range of internships, residencies and fellowships in general surgery, anesthesiology, regional anesthesiology/pain management and thoracic anesthesiology. Dr. Johnson served as the director of the Anesthesiology Pain Clinic at the University of Louisville, KY. for four years. He accepted a position with Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. in 1991. He spent six years as the assistant director of the Vanderbilt Pain Center prior to assuming the directorship.
Dr. Johnson was awarded his Executive MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt in 1996. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and the American Board of Pain Medicine, with an ABA certificate of added qualifications in pain management. He is recognized as a fellow of Interventional Pain Practice by the World Institute of Pain. In addition to his clinical and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Johnson is a respected author, editor and lecturer. He has served on several international missions of mercy for Operation Smile.