Dr. Melissa Johnson is a thoracic oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology/Hematology.
Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania and completed her Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital. She completed her Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she served one year as Chief Fellow.
In the summer of 2010, Dr. Johnson joined the Thoracic Oncology program on the faculty at Northwestern University. Her research interest includes investigating novel targeted therapies designed to inhibit lung cancer tumor growth and metastasis. Dr. Johnson also has a special interest in the genetic mutations which underlie racial variation in lung cancer development.