Dr. Richard J. Johnson, MD, FACP

Physician, researcher and author.

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As a leader in his field, Dr. Richard J. Johnson is an esteemed professor of medicine at the University of Colorado with board certifications in internal medicine, infectious diseases and kidney disease under his belt.

He's also the proud founding editor of Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology - widely recognized as one of the most definitive textbooks on this subject matter today!

For over two decades, he has been at the forefront of researching what causes obesity and diabetes, having a particular focus on sugar (especially fructose) and uric acid.

His research is very well-known; it's published in top medical journals, cited by many professionals worldwide, and backed up with grants from the National Institutes of Health. He also wrote The Sugar Fix and The Fat Switch to share his work with a wider audience.

With distinction and honor, Dr. Johnson obtained his Anthropology degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1975, followed by a medical school diploma at the University of Minnesota four years later.

After his internship, he continued on to pursue residency in internal medicine and fellowships in both nephrology (kidney diseases) and infectious disease at the University of Washington in Seattle. Subsequently, due to his impressive work ethic and dedication to learning, he was offered a position as faculty member of the school.

After serving as Chief of the Kidney Division at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston from 2000 to 2003, he then moved to University of Florida in Gainesville (2003-2008) and then the University of Colorado in Aurora (2008-2017), before finally deciding to step down.

Despite no longer occupying an administrative role though, he still remains active with clinical practice, teaching and research.

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