At the age of three, Dr. Johnston knew exactly what she going to do as an adult, and she never changed her mind. She was going to be a doctor. The road that led to medical oncology as a specialty was more gradual, however. During her third year residency, she encountered outpatient medical oncology for the first time.
Dr. Johnston draws a special satisfaction from working with a team of compassionate professionals, all dedicated solely to the care of cancer patients.
"Everything here is focused on the patient and on one specialty - cancer care. It's set up to be more efficient, more personalized yet state-of-the art. I know my patients will notice that everything is geared towards them."
As a mother of three children, Dr. Johnston fills her free time with cooking, running, swimming, biking, skiing and watching her daughters play sports.
"I like the complexity of oncology, the challenge and the fact that you're bringing the full scope of your medical skills in to caring for your patients as well as their famlies."
Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Medical Center