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Erik Johnson, a native of Chicagoland who attended Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, began his medical career at Loyola University-Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at The University of California-Irvine, receiving numerous accolades during his residency including Resident of the Year and the P. Colin Kelly award for the “Pediatrician Who Teaches.” In 2000, Johnson began practicing at Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center with The Medical Care Group. He continued teaching at Midwestern University in the Physician Assistant Program. In 2014, his focus shifted to administration with his appointment as medical director-pediatric services for Alexian Brothers Health System and the Alexian Brothers Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He has been influential in advancing centers of excellence in Neurology and Endocrinology. Johnson is on the Board of Directors of the AMITA Health Medical Group and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation. He has recently served on the Executive Leadership Team for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies.
What our students say...
"I conducted research in the field of geometric knot theory and combinatorics since my freshman year. I have had the opportunity to present and share my work nationally and internationally with renowned professors and experts in this mathematical field. These opportunities have been the stepping stone for me to earn fellowships in other scientific areas of research."
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Benedictine University has a tradition of excellence in undergraduate science programs. The College of Science at Benedictine offers degrees that provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter rewarding careers. Our degree programs in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Data Science, and Mathematics are proven platforms for success. Many students find that combining one of these majors with a minor allows them to create a specialized academic opportunity that suits their passions and their aptitudes, and provides the background highly sought by employers.