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Karin Johnson, MD

karinjohnsonDepartment of Neurology

Institutional Leadership Roles

  • Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Neurology at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate
  • Medical Director, Baystate Regional Sleep Medicine Program
  • Facility Director
    • Baystate Medical Center Sleep Laboratory
    • Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center Sleep Laboratory
    • Baystate Franklin Medical Center Sleep Laboratory
  • Elective Director, Sleep Medicine

Academic Appointment

  • Professor of Neurology at UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate

Education and Training

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Fellowship, Sleep Medicine (2007-2008)
  • Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI
    • Residency, Neurology (2004-2007)
    • Internship, Internal Medicine (2003-2004)
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
    M.D. (1999-2003)
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
    B.A. (with honors), Biochemistry (1995-1999)

Scholarly Foci

  • Sleep Medicine
  • Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Positive Airway Pressure Technology
  • Inpatient Sleep Testing

Scholarly Activity

View a list of Dr. Johnson's publications in the Scholarly Commons repository.

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles    

  • American Academy of Neurology     
    • Sleep Section Chair (2020-2024)
    • Member (2003-present)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • Hypopnea Scoring Rule Working Group
      •  Member (2020-present)
    • Inpatient Sleep Disordered Breathing Guideline Task Force
      • Member (2020-present)
    • Payer Policy Review Committee
      • Member (2017-2018)
    • Member (2007-present)
  • Save Standard Time
    • Board of Directors (2021-present)
  • Optimal NIV Medicare Access Promotion (ONMAP) Technical Expert Panel        
    • Member (2020-2021)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (2021)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (2020)
  • AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Midcareer Faculty Development Leadership Seminar (2019)
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine Young Investigators Research Forum (2017)
  • Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, UMass Chan-Baystate (2018-present)

Contact Information

Department of Neurology
759 Chestnut St.
Neurodiagnostic and Sleep Center, Wesson Ground
Springfield, MA 01199
Twitter: @drsleepykarin

(Updated June 2022)