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Primary care - pediatrics




Brian Johnston, M.D., M.P.H., is chief of Pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center.

Dr. Johnston is interested in clinic and community partnerships to help all children to stay healthy. He is particularly interested in injury prevention, integrating mental health with primary care and the care of children with mild traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Johnston earned his M.D. at the University of California and his M.P.H. from the UW. He is an expert in public health and injury prevention, and directs a partnership that brings legal aid attorneys into the clinic to help patients solve legal problems that affect their health.

Dr. Johnston is also committed to developing the next generation of pediatric healthcare experts through his work with the School of Medicine and the Pediatric Residency Training Program.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Dr. Johnston enjoys his two children who continue to teach him the really important things about Pediatrics.

Pediatric Clinic at Harborview

325 9th Ave., Ground West Clinic Seattle, WA 98104


Acute illness and injury, Adolescent medicine, Behavioral healthcare, Breastfeeding support

Emergency Department at Valley Medical Center

400 South 43rd St. Renton, WA 98055


Emergency medicine, Trauma care

UCSD, School of Medicine

Medical education, 1990

UW - Robert Wood Johnson Scholars

Fellowship, Pediatrics

UW - Dept. of Pediatrics

Internship, Pediatrics

UW - Dept. of Pediatrics

Residency, Pediatrics


Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics, 1993, American Board of Pediatrics