Ruth E. Johnson, M.D.

  1. Internist
  1. Breast cancer
  2. Fibrocystic breast disease
  3. Menopause-related conditions
  1. Breast imaging, Other
  • Breast disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast imaging
  • Women at elevated risk of breast cancer
  • Women's health
  • Menopausal medicine
  • Cancer prevention
  • Bioethics
  1. 1978
    MDMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1974
    BA - Chemistry and BiologyAugsburg College

Certifications

  1. 1985
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2002
    General Internal Medicine James L. Lipsky Service AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 2002
    Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Support of STAR, a breast cancer prevention trialNational Surgical Breast & Bowel Project
  3. 2000
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  4. 1998
    Faculty Service AwardMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  5. 1996
    Distinguished Alumna AwardAugsburg College
  6. 1993
    Resident's Award for outstanding contributions as Associate Director of Internal Medicine Residency ProgramDepartment of Internal Medicine
  7. 1981
    YWCA Women of Achievement Awards, Certificate of RecognitionMayo Clinic
  8. 1974
    Summa Cum Laude GraduateAugsburg College

Professional memberships

  1. 2014 - present
    MemberInternational Psychogeriatric Society
  2. 2012 - 2013
    MemberAdmissions Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 2012 - 2013
    MemberMMS I Executive Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2012 - 2013
    Board MemberLuther Seminary
  5. 2012 - 2013
    MemberLegacy Gifts Committee, Luther Seminary
  6. 2011 - present
    ChairSpirituality in Healthcare Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  7. 2010 - present
    Co-ChairSpirituality Grand Rounds Leadership Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  8. 2009 - 2010
    Delegate AlternateGovernors Council, Minnesota Chapter, American College of Physicians
  9. 2009
    MemberAsk Mayo Expert Advisory Group, Education Technology Center, Department of Education Administration
  10. 2008 - 2010
    Vice ChairSpirituality in Healthcare Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  11. 2007 - 2011
    MemberCapital Campaign Cabinet, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  12. 2007 - 2009
    MemberScience, Business, and Religion Building Project Steering Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  13. 2007 - 2008
    MemberCapital Campaign Steering Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  14. 2006 - present
    MemberNorth American Menopause Society
  15. 2005 - 2007
    MemberEditorial Board, Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource, Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  16. 2005 - 2006
    MemberPresidential Search Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  17. 2005
    Co-ChairFoundations in Bioethics Course, MMS I, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  18. 2005
    MemberFoundations in Bioethics Course, MMS I, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  19. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Disease
  20. 2004 - 2011
    MemberDevelopment (Institutional Advancement) Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  21. 2004 - 2008
    MemberInternal Medicine Residency, Breast Clinic, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  22. 2004 - 2007
    Educational CoordinatorDiagnostic Breast Clinic, Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine
  23. 2004 - 2007
    MemberGeneral Medicine Training Subcommittee, Department of Internal Medicine
  24. 2004 - 2007
    MemberSection of Medical Education Core Teaching Faculty, Breast Clinic, Division of General Internal Medicine
  25. 2004 - 2006
    DirectorBreast Clinic Module, Clinical Skills Block Internal Medicine Residency G1, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  26. 2004 - 2006
    MemberClinical Skills Block Internal Medicine Residency G1, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  27. 2004 - 2006
    Vice ChairRegents Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  28. 2004 - 2006
    Co-ChairCapital Campaign, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  29. 2004 - 2006
    MemberCapital Campaign, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  30. 2004 - 2006
    Vice ChairDevelopment (Institutional Advancement) Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  31. 2004 - 2005
    MemberStudent Advisor System, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  32. 2004
    Co-FounderBusiness Advisory Board, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  33. 2004
    MemberBusiness Advisory Board, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  34. 2004 - present
    MemberAdmissions Committee, MD/PhD Program, Mayo Medical School
  35. 2004 - present
    MemberMD/PhD Program, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  36. 2002 - 2007
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  37. 2002 - 2005
    MemberBreast Health Center Operations Committee, Breast Clinic, Division of General Internal Medicine
  38. 2002 - 2004
    Co-FounderAthletic Advisory Board, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  39. 2002 - 2004
    MemberAthletic Advisory Board, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  40. 2002 - present
    MemberSpirituality in Healthcare Committee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  41. 2001 - 2006
    Co-Founder and LiaisonScience Advisory Board, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  42. 2001 - 2006
    MemberScience Advisory Board, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  43. 2001 - 2004
    MemberRecruitment Committee, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  44. 2001 - 2002
    MemberStudent Advisor System, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  45. 2000 - 2006
    MemberRegents Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  46. 1999 - 2000
    ChairPatient Care Task Force, Accreditation Committee, Breast Clinic
  47. 1999 - 2000
    ChairResearch Committee, Breast Clinic, Division of General Internal Medicine
  48. 1999 - 2000
    MemberBreast Cancer Integration Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  49. 1999 - 2000
    MemberResearch Committee, Breast Clinic, Division of General Internal Medicine
  50. 1999
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  51. 1999 - present
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  52. 1998 - 2006
    MemberExecutive Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  53. 1998 - 2004
    ChairAcademic and Student Affairs Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  54. 1998 - 2000
    SecretaryBoard of Regents, Augsburg College
  55. 1998 - 1999
    MemberAcademic Dean Search Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  56. 1997 - 2008
    Speaker and ParticipantAnnual Northern Hills Women's Open Golf Fundraiser, American Cancer Society
  57. 1997 - 2002
    MemberFamilial Cancer Program Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  58. 1997 - 2000
    MemberEditorial Board, Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource, Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  59. 1997 - 2000
    MemberAdmissions Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  60. 1997 - 1998
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  61. 1997 - 1998
    MemberBreast Practice Integration Task Force, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  62. 1997 - 1998
    MemberPsychosocial Consortium, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  63. 1997 - 1998
    MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  64. 1996 - 2007
    MemberBreast Cancer Tumor Study Group, Breast Clinic, Division of General Internal Medicine
  65. 1996 - 2005
    DirectorIssues in Bioethics Course, MMS IV, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  66. 1996 - 2005
    MemberIssues in Bioethics Course, MMS IV, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  67. 1996
    Director-At-LargeGolden Dreams Benefit Ball, Make A Wish Foundation
  68. 1995 - 2005
    ChairBioethics Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  69. 1995 - 2005
    DirectorIntroduction to Bioethics Course, MMS II, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  70. 1995 - 2005
    ChairIntroduction to Bioethics Course, MMS II, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  71. 1995 - 2005
    ChairIssues in Bioethics Course, MMS IV, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  72. 1995 - 2005
    MemberIntroduction to Bioethics Course, MMS II, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  73. 1995 - 2005
    MemberPatient, Physician and Society Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  74. 1995 - 1996
    MemberWomen's Healthcare Council, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  75. 1995 - 1996
    MemberMake A Wish Foundation
  76. 1995 - 1996
    MemberGolden Dreams Benefit Ball, Make A Wish Foundation
  77. 1995
    Director-At-LargeGolden Dreams Benefit Ball, Make A Wish Foundation
  78. 1994 - 2011
    MemberBoard of Regents, Augsburg College
  79. 1994 - 2008
    MemberDivision of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  80. 1994 - 2004
    MemberAcademic and Student Affairs Committee, Board of Regents, Augsburg College
  81. 1994 - 1999
    MemberExecutive Committee, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  82. 1993 - 2008
    MemberBreast Clinic, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  83. 1993 - 2006
    MemberBreast Cancer Detection Guideline Work Group, Institute for Clinical Systems Integration
  84. 1993 - 1998
    DirectorBreast Clinic, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  85. 1993 - 1998
    Section HeadBreast Clinic, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  86. 1993 - 1996
    MemberHumanities in Medicine Committee, Rochester Center for Humanities in Medicine, Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine
  87. 1993 - 1996
    MemberMayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine, Department of Education Administration
  88. 1993 - 1995
    MemberHospital Ethics Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  89. 1992 - 2005
    MemberBioethics Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  90. 1992 - 1993
    DirectorResidents' Ethics Curriculum and Retreat, Department of Internal Medicine
  91. 1992 - 1993
    DirectorResidents' Ethics Curriculum and Retreat, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  92. 1992 - 1993
    MemberResidents' Ethics Curriculum and Retreat, Department of Internal Medicine
  93. 1992 - 1993
    MemberResidents' Ethics Curriculum and Retreat, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  94. 1992
    MemberIntroduction to Patient Curriculum Committee, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  95. 1991 - 1993
    DirectorSpring Office Practice Course, Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine
  96. 1991 - 1993
    DirectorSpring Office Practice Course (Ambulatory Medicine), Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  97. 1991 - 1993
    MemberSpring Office Practice Course, Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine
  98. 1989 - 1999
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Women in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  99. 1989 - 1999
    MemberWomen in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  100. 1989 - 1993
    Associate DirectorInternal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  101. 1989 - 1993
    DirectorTuesday Evening Seminar Series and Journal Club, Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine
  102. 1989 - 1993
    Resident AdvisorInternal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  103. 1989 - 1993
    Associate DirectorResidency Program, Department of Internal Medicine
  104. 1989 - 1993
    DirectorTuesday Evening Seminar Series and Journal Club, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  105. 1989 - 1993
    Executive Committee MemberGeneral Medicine Training Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  106. 1989 - 1993
    PresidentMayo Medical School Alumni Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  107. 1989 - 1993
    MemberInternal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  108. 1989 - 1993
    MemberInternal Medicine Resident Graduate Education Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  109. 1989 - 1993
    MemberInternal Medicine Residency Evaluation Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  110. 1989 - 1993
    MemberTuesday Evening Seminar Series and Journal Club, Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine
  111. 1989 - 1993
    MemberResidency Program, Department of Internal Medicine
  112. 1989 - 1993
    MemberGeneral Medical Training Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  113. 1989 - 1993
    MemberExecutive Committee, General Medical Training Committee, Department of Internal Medicine
  114. 1989 - 1993
    MemberResidency Evaluation Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  115. 1989 - 1993
    MemberGeneral Medicine Training Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  116. 1989 - 1993
    MemberGraduate Education Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  117. 1989 - 1993
    MemberAssociation of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
  118. 1989 - 1991
    MemberScientific Program Committee, Minnesota Chapter, American College of Physicians
  119. 1989 - 1990
    MemberPublic Affairs Committee - State, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  120. 1989 - 1990
    MemberGovernors Council, Minnesota Chapter, American College of Physicians
  121. 1989 - present
    MemberInternal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  122. 1989 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Physicians
  123. 1989 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  124. 1988 - 1995
    MemberCommittee on Women Physicians, Minnesota Medical Association
  125. 1988 - 1993
    MemberEducation Committee, Division of Area General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  126. 1988 - 1990
    MemberEditorial Board, Mayo Clinical Update, Mayo Clinic Committees
  127. 1987 - 1994
    MemberDivision of Area General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  128. 1987 - 1988
    MemberPractice Committee, Division of Area General Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
  129. 1985 - 1986
    MemberPark Nicollet Medical Center
  130. 1985 - 1986
    MemberLaboratory Management Committee, Park Nicollet Medical Center
  131. 1984
    MemberResident Advisory Committee, Cardiovascular Division, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
  132. 1981
    MemberPathology Education Committee, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  133. 1980
    MemberAmerican Medical Women's Association
  134. 1980
    MemberWomen in Medical Academia Project, American Medical Women's Association
  135. 1980
    MemberLeadership Workshop for Women in Medicine, Women in Medical Academia Project, American Medical Women's Association
  136. 1979 - 1980
    EditorNewsletter, Mayo Medical School Alumni Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
  137. 1978 - 1984
    MemberExecutive Committee, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  138. 1978
    Co-FounderMayo Medical School Alumni Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  139. 1978
    Co-authorBylaws Committee, Mayo Medical School Alumni Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
  140. 1978 - present
    MemberMayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  141. 1978 - present
    MemberMayo Medical School Alumni Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  142. 1976 - 1977
    Student RepresentativeMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  143. 1974 - 1978
    MemberMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  144.  
    Education CoordinatorInternal Medicine Residency, Breast Clinic, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  145.  
    MemberWomen's Endocrine Core Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  146.  
    MemberSoutheast Minnesota Women's Health Project Task Force, Mayo Clinic Task Forces/Work Groups
  147.  
    MemberSociety of General Internal Medicine
  148.  
    MemberAmerican Society of Psycho-Oncology and AIDS
  149.  
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  150.  
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  151.  
    MemberSouthern Minnesota Medical Association
  152.  
    MemberAssociation of American Medical Colleges
  153.  
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
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