Ted Johnson, MD, MPH


Emory University School of Medicine
Program Director

Ted is Program Director for Georgia Gear. He received his MD from Northwestern University Medical School and his MPH from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC. His personal vision statement: where all have an unfettered opportunity to fully engage in the community and participate in life.


When not working on Georgia Gear matters, Ted is Division Chief of the General Medicine and Geriatrics Division, and Chair of the Family and Preventive Medicine Department. He practices as a consultant geriatrician for older adults with bladder health problems at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and works as a collaborative. He also serves as a supporting physician in the Emory Integrated Memory Care Clinic, a nurse-practitioner led clinic for primary care for those living with dementia and their families. He serves as a Senior Faculty Advisor for the Primary Care Engagement Core for Georgia Memory Net, a statewide program, dedicated to the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.


Ted has been working at Emory University for twenty-three years, which is the longest he has held a job.