Paul B. Johnson
Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology
Board Certified in Pain Medicine
Santa Monica-born Dr. Paul B. Johnson moved as a boy with his family to Reno, Nevada, where he would eventually enroll in undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Awarded the Dean’s list for Academic Excellence, Dr. Johnson went on to obtain his Doctor of Medicine, with Honors in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
After winning awards for “Excellence in Research” and “Best Abstract” at the Western Student Medical Research Forum in 2000, Dr. Johnson completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at UNSOM. Dr. Johnson then headed for the Midwest, where he trained at one of the nation’s top Anesthesia Residencies, the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Here, he focused on Regional Anesthesia, Pain Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, participating in research involving regional anesthetic techniques.
With an eye towards enhancing patient comfort and flexibility, Dr. Johnson designed and implemented a unique system for Post-Operative Analgesia involving Ambulatory Peripheral Nerve Catheters.
Following his residency, Dr. Johnson received a fellowship that allowed him to return to his native Southern California, where he trained further in Interventional Pain Management at the top interventional pain medicine program in the U.S., the University of California, Los Angeles.
An avid athlete, Dr. Johnson enjoys running, mountain biking, scuba diving, hiking and surfing.