Nicholas Johnson, MD

Neurology - Assistant Professor
Dermatology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pathology - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building
81 N Mario Capecchi Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84113


Nicholas Johnson, MD, is an assistant professor of neurology, pediatrics, and pathology at the University of Utah with a focus in inherited neuromuscular disorders. He received his undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology and psychology at the University of Arizona. He then obtained his medical degree at The University of Arizona. He completed his neurology residency and combined fellowship in neuromuscular medicine and experimental therapeutics at the University
of Rochester.

His research focuses on the disease progression and pathogenesis of myotonic dystrophy, as well as therapeutic trials in myotonic dystrophy and spinal
muscular atrophy. He serves as chair of the Government Relations Committee for the American Academy of Neurology. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology’s delegation to the American Medical Association.

Selected Bibliography:

Johnson NE, Abbott D, Cannon-Albright LA.
Relative risks for comorbidities associated with myotonic dystrophy: A population-based analysis.
Muscle Nerve. 2015;52(4):659-61. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Johnson NE, Ekstrom AB, Campbell C, Hung M, Adams HR, Chen W, Luebbe E, Hilbert J, Moxley RT 3rd, Heatwole CR.
Parent-reported multi-national study of the impact of congenital and childhood onset myotonic dystrophy.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015. PubMed abstract / Full Text

Johnson NE, Luebbe E, Eastwood E, Chin N, Moxley RT 3rd, Heatwole CR.
The Impact of Congenital and Childhood Myotonic Dystrophy on Quality of Life: A Qualitative Study of Associated Symptoms.
J Child Neurol. 2013. PubMed abstract

Johnson NE, Heatwole CR.
Myotonic dystrophy: from bench to bedside.
Semin Neurol. 2012;32(3):246-54. PubMed abstract