Benjamin K. Johnson, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease
    • Board Certified:

      Cardiovascular Disease

      Internal Medicine

    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    My philosophy of care is to collaborate with my patients on a treatment plan that is both attainable and focused on improving quality of life. I then work with my team of advanced practice providers and nurses to accomplish this plan. My special clinical interests include advanced cardiovascular imaging, heart failure, critical care cardiology and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

    Why I Love My Work
    I was drawn to cardiology early on in medical school through lectures on heart tones and electrocardiograms. That passion grew further throughout my residency training where I learned to apply those concepts from the textbook to actual patient care. During my cardiology rotations, I had the opportunity to work directly with some of the best cardiologists in the field. I am now at CentraCare and work with an incredibly talented team of cardiologists — I would trust all of them to take care of my own family.

    Getting to Know Me
    My beautiful wife and I have four small children, so personal hobbies are difficult to entertain these days! When time allows, I enjoy playing the violin with my daughter, hunting, doing house projects and attending various sporting events. I was born and raised in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, where I learned how to skate before I learned how to walk! I remain a big hockey fan to this day. Go Wild!

    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota - Duluth School of Medicine University of Minnesota Medical School
    • Internship
      Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    • Residency
      Abbott Northwestern Hospital
    • Fellowship
      Hennepin County Medical Center - Abbott NW Hospital
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