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Professor of Pediatrics Chief, Section of Academic Pediatrics
Chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vice Chair, Clinical Services

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


Daniel Johnson, MD, is a respected physician, researcher and teacher. He is an expert in pediatric infectious diseases and in the care of HIV-infected children. Additionally, Dr. Johnson is committed to the development of community-based pediatric care in underserved areas, accomplished through partnerships with federally qualified health clinics and community hospitals. He works closely with area clinics and providers to expand the availability of pediatric primary care and specialty services on the South Side of Chicago.

Dr. Johnson’s clinical care focuses on inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases. Additionally, he was instrumental in the creation of two nonprofits that were critical to the development and expansion of services for HIV infected and exposed children and their families. He also founded the pediatric and adolescent HIV program at the University of Chicago Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Johnson has enjoyed teaching medical students and residents. He is published in the areas of HIV, infectious diseases, health outcomes and community medicine.

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric HIV/AIDS
  • Pediatric Care

Medical Education

  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences


  • Children's Hospital Oakland


  • Children's Hospital Oakland


  • Children's Hospital Oakland

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1987

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English