Executive Director, Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality and Professor of Surgery

Lynt Johnson, MD

Lynt B. Johnson, MD, MBA joined as Professor of Surgery and Executive Director of the newly formed Liver and Pancreas Institute for Quality (LPIQ). He is joined by Paul Lin, MD, to provide surgical expertise in liver, biliary and pancreas surgery. The institute provides innovation, experience and quality outcomes for patients in the Mid-Atlantic region. Minimally invasive approaches and advanced vascular reconstruction for pancreas, hepatic and biliary malignancies are an area of focus.

Both Dr. Johnson and Dr. Lin have over 20 years experience in hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery. Dr. Johnson is the former Robert J. Coffey Professor of Surgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital. He has published over 130 scientific articles in the field of liver and pancreas cancer and transplant surgery and is nationally recognized as an expert in hepatobiliary/pancreas surgery with special interests in advanced cancer surgery and minimally invasive techniques. He has been invited as visiting professor to many prestigious universities and has delivered over 90 invited lectures. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a fellowship in transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the New England Deaconess (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center). Both are teaching hospitals of Harvard University. He founded the Liver Transplant Program at the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 1993.

In 1998, Dr. Johnson was recruited to Washington, D.C. where he was the founder of the Georgetown Transplant Institute and Director of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery. He assumed the position of Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 2009 where he served until joining The GW Medical Faculty Associates. His honors include four time winner of the Faculty Teaching Award, The Abe Pollin–Washington Wizards Community Service Award, The Crystal Teaching Award from the SNMA and the Omega Century Award of Excellence in Science and Medicine. His Board of Director appointments include; Chairman for the National Kidney Foundation, the United Network of Organ Sharing, Georgetown University Hospital, the Society of University Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

He is the past President of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons and Chair of the Finance Committee for the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Surgical Association and the Southern Surgical Association. He also served as the Secretary for the Harvard Medical School Alumni Council and was inducted as a faculty member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Past and Present Memberships and Offices

  • Harvard Medical School – Alumni Council
  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association – Executive Council
  • Southern Surgical Association – Chair, Audit Committee
  • American College of Surgeons – Past Governor
  • American Surgical Association – Audit Committee
  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons – President
  • American Board of Surgery – Examiner
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – Finance Chairman
  • United Network of Organ Sharing – Board of Directors

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