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Heather M. Johnson, MD Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Johnson is board certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM), cardiovascular diseases (ABIM), nuclear cardiology (ASNC), and echocardiography (NBE). She is a cardiologist with special interests in preventive cardiology and hypertension management.


Cardiovascular Medicine


Preventive Cardiology

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Meriter Hospital (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2005

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Dr. Johnson's research interests include cardiovascular disease health services research and imaging. In July 2010, she was selected as a University of Wisconsin Centennial Scholar for her research on the early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease risk factors.


PubMed Articles
Johnson HM Bartels CM Thorpe CT Schumacher JR Pandhi N Smith MA . Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Rates Between Systolic and Diastolic Hypertension in Young Adults: A Multidisciplinary Observational Study. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2015 Nov;17(11):885-94
[PubMed ID: 26073687]
Ho AK Thorpe CT Pandhi N Palta M Smith MA Johnson HM . Association of anxiety and depression with hypertension control: a US multidisciplinary group practice observational study. J Hypertens. 2015 Nov;33(11):2215-22
[PubMed ID: 26259121]
Wallace ML Magnan EM Thorpe CT Schumacher JR Smith MA Johnson HM . Diagnosis and treatment of incident hypertension among patients with diabetes: a U.S. multi-disciplinary group practice observational study. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Jun;30(6):768-76
[PubMed ID: 25650264]
Johnson HM Olson AG LaMantia JN Kind AJ Pandhi N Mendonça EA Craven M Smith MA . Documented lifestyle education among young adults with incident hypertension. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 May;30(5):556-64
[PubMed ID: 25373831]
Thorpe CT Johnson H Dopp AL Thorpe JM Ronk K Everett CM Palta M Mott DA Chewning B Schleiden L Smith MA . Medication oversupply in patients with diabetes. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2015 May-Jun;11(3):382-400
[PubMed ID: 25288448]
Magnan EM Gittelson R Bartels CM Johnson HM Pandhi N Jacobs EA Smith MA . Establishing chronic condition concordance and discordance with diabetes: a Delphi study. BMC Fam Pract. 2015 Mar 28;16:42
[PubMed ID: 25887080]
Magnan EM Palta M Johnson HM Bartels CM Schumacher JR Smith MA . The impact of a patient's concordant and discordant chronic conditions on diabetes care quality measures. J Diabetes Complications. 2015 Mar;29(2):288-94
[PubMed ID: 25456821]
Pu J Chewning BA Johnson HM Vanness DJ Young HN Kreling DH . Health Behavior Change after Blood Pressure Feedback. PLoS One. 2015;10(10):e0141217
[PubMed ID: 26501350]
Bartels CM Johnson H Voelker K Thorpe C McBride P Jacobs EA Pandhi N Smith M . Impact of rheumatoid arthritis on receiving a diagnosis of hypertension among patients with regular primary care. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Sep;66(9):1281-8
[PubMed ID: 24585741]
Johnson HM Thorpe CT Bartels CM Schumacher JR Palta M Pandhi N Sheehy AM Smith MA . Antihypertensive medication initiation among young adults with regular primary care use. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 May;29(5):723-31
[PubMed ID: 24493322]
Johnson HM Thorpe CT Bartels CM Schumacher JR Palta M Pandhi N Sheehy AM Smith MA . Undiagnosed hypertension among young adults with regular primary care use. J Hypertens. 2014 Jan;32(1):65-74
[PubMed ID: 24126711]
Tattersall MC Johnson HM Mason PJ . Contemporary and optimal medical management of peripheral arterial disease. Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;93(4):761-78, vii
[PubMed ID: 23885930]
Johnson HM Piper ME Baker TB Fiore MC Stein JH . Effects of smoking and cessation on subclinical arterial disease: a substudy of a randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e35332
[PubMed ID: 22496918]
Johnson HM Turke TL Grossklaus M Dall T Carimi S Koenig LM Aeschlimann SE Korcarz CE Stein JH . Effects of an office-based carotid ultrasound screening intervention. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Jul;24(7):738-47
[PubMed ID: 21477989]
Sheehy A Pandhi N Coursin DB Flood GE Kraft SA Johnson HM Smith MA . Minority status and diabetes screening in an ambulatory population. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jun;34(6):1289-94
[PubMed ID: 21562321]
Johnson HM Einerson J Korcarz CE Aeschlimann SE Stein JH . Long-term effects of carotid screening on patient outcomes and behaviors. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Mar 28;171(6):589-91
[PubMed ID: 21444853]
Johnson HM Stein JH . Measurement of carotid intima-media thickness and carotid plaque detection for cardiovascular risk assessment. J Nucl Cardiol. 2011 Feb;18(1):153-62
[PubMed ID: 21132418]
Gepner AD Piper ME Johnson HM Fiore MC Baker TB Stein JH . Effects of smoking and smoking cessation on lipids and lipoproteins: outcomes from a randomized clinical trial. Am Heart J. 2011 Jan;161(1):145-51
[PubMed ID: 21167347]
Johnson HM Piper ME Jorenby DE Fiore MC Baker TB Stein JH . Risk factors for subclinical carotid atherosclerosis among current smokers. Prev Cardiol. 2010 Fall;13(4):166-71
[PubMed ID: 20860639]
Asthana A Johnson HM Piper ME Fiore MC Baker TB Stein JH . Effects of smoking intensity and cessation on inflammatory markers in a large cohort of active smokers. Am Heart J. 2010 Sep;160(3):458-63
[PubMed ID: 20826253]