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Daniel Johnson, MD, FAAHPM

Dr. Daniel Johnson is the National Clinical Lead for Palliative Care with Kaiser Permanente’s Care Management Institute. He is also Department Chief of Palliative Care at Kaiser Permanente-Colorado and is a practicing physician on the Palliative Care Consult Services atExempla St. Joseph Hospital (Denver) and Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center (Lafayette). Additionally, he serves as the Director of the Life Quality Institute – an organization that has provided over 130,000 hours of palliative care education for Colorado’s health professionals and communities. Dr. Johnson part of the clinical faculty at the University of Colorado and a Faculty Associate for the University of Colorado Center for Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Johnson received his bachelor’s degree from the Colorado School of Mines and worked as a geophysicist for 8 years prior to completing medical school and residency training at the Universityof Colorado. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Johnson is a Soros Faculty Scholar for the Project on Death in America, and a graduate of the Harvard Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice. In addition to multiple teaching and leadership awards, he is consistently recognized by his physician peers as a 5280 Magazine “Top Doctor” in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2008-2010). Dr. Johnson’s publications and research interests include palliative care education, end-of-life care systems development, and fatigue and symptom management in patients with advanced and terminal illness.

Care Management Institute, Kaiser Permanente