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    Bruce E. Johnson, MD

    Bruce E. Johnson, MD

    Top Doctor

    Chief Clinical Research Officer
    Institute Physician

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Thoracic Oncology

    Office phone: 617-632-4790
    Appointment phone: 617-632-5304
    Fax: 617-632-5786
    Email: bejohnson@partners.org

    Preferred contact method: email
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    Medical Oncology

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Solid Tumor Oncology


    Non-small cell lung cancer, Small cell lung cancer, Genomic characterization, Mesothelioma

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Johnson received his MD from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and his postgraduate training at the University of Chicago and the National Cancer Institute. After serving at NCI, where he most recently headed the Lung Cancer Biology Section, he joined DFCI in 1999. He currently directs the Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare Thoracic Oncology Program, a cooperative effort that includes DFCI, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.


    Board Certification
    Medical Oncology, 1985
    Internal Medicine, 1982

    National Cancer Institute, Medicine

    University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Internal Medicine

    Medical School
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis School of Medicine

    Recent Awards

    • The ASCO Cancer Foundation Translational Research Professorship, 2008-2013