Shana L. Johnson M.D.

 Shana  L. Johnson M.D.

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Shana Johnson, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of multiple sclerosis with…

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Patient Care Philosophy

My patient care philosophy is to act as a partner to improve function and quality of life. I tailor each patient's rehabilitation program to meet their individual needs and goals. We have a multi-disciplinary MS clinic with specialists in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology and rehabilitation counseling whom work in collaboration to help patients achieve their goals.

Personal Interests

Running, weight-lifting, boating and travel.

Clinical Interests

Multiple sclerosis treatment, multiple sclerosis symptom management, cognitive impairment, vocational challenges, gait impairment, fatigue, spasticity, botulinum toxin injections for spasticity, neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder and neuropathic pain.

Research Interests

Gait impairment and falls in multiple sclerosis; exercise and its effect in cognition in multiple sclerosis and treatment of depression and pain in multiple sclerosis.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Medical College of WisconsinMedical education2004
St. Vincent HospitalInternship
Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterResidency
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineFellowship

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD2004

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabPhysical Medicine & Rehabilitation2009
Shana Johnson, M.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of multiple sclerosis with particular interest in the rehabilitation aspects of MS care. Her goal is to optimize function from impairments such as memory problems, walking problems, fatigue, spasticity, and bladder and bowel symptoms.

She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She completed a multiple sclerosis fellowship at the University of Washington Medical Center and joined the UW Medicine MS Center as faculty in 2011.

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