Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Maryl R. Johnson, MD, FACC

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplant Medicine
Maryl R. Johnson, MD, FACC


Dr. Johnson is an internationally recognized heart failure and transplant cardiologist; having served as President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and of the American Society of Transplantation.  Dr. Johnson's clinical interests are in the care of patients with severe congestive heart failure, including the use of mechanical circulatory support devices and cardiac transplantation. She has a particular interest in the treatment and outcome of congestive heart failure in women.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    Medical School
    • University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
    • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Heart Failure, Transplant, Mechanical Circulatory Support
    • Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Medicine
    • Left Ventricular Assist Device
    • Medical Management of Transplant Patients
    • Pulmonary Stress Test

    Research and publications

    Dr. Johnson’s research interests include the use of mechanical assistance in patients with severe heart failure and the coronary artery disease which develops in cardiac transplant recipients. She has also been an investigator in many of the multicenter trials evaluating new agents for the medical treatment of heart failure.