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Dr. Lauren N.C. Johnson

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Dr. Johnson completed her undergraduate training at North Carolina State University, where she was a Park Scholar and graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. She earned her medical degree from the University of North Carolina, where she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. Dr. Johnson completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center. During residency, she served as an administrative chief resident, and she was selected to receive the AAGL-sponsored "Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Surgery" award.

After residency, Dr. Johnson completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her clinical training, she also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, procured over $100,000 in grant funding, and contributed to publication of five peer-reviewed papers. She also worked closely with leaders in the field to develop expertise in oncofertility and fertility preservation. Dr. Johnson is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

A North Carolina native, Dr. Johnson is an avid runner who also enjoys reading, international travel, and spending time outdoors.

Professional Societies:

  • 2007 - present: American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellow, 2013 - present
  • North Carolina Junior Fellow Chair, 2009-2010
  • North Carolina Junior Fellow Vice-Chair, 2008-2009
  • 2010 - Present: American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • 2011 - 2012: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • 2012 - 2013: Endocrine Society

Select Publications:

Johnson LNC, Sammel MD, Dillon KE, Lechtenberg L, Schanne A, Gracia CR. Anti-Mullerian Hormone and Antral Follicle Count are Lower in Female Cancer Survivors and Healthy Women Taking Hormonal Contraception. Fertility & Sterility., 2014 June 13 [Epub].

Johnson, LNC Sasson IE, Sammel MD, Dokras A. Does Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) Improve the Fertilization Rate and Decrease Total Fertilization Failure Rate in Couples with Well-Defined Unexplained Infertility? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Fertility & Sterility. 2013 Sept;100(3):704-11.

Johnson LNC, Dillon KE, Sammel MD, Efymow BL, Mainigi MA, Dokras A, Gracia CR. Response to Ovarian Stimulation in Patients Facing Gonadotoxic Therapy. Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 2013 Apr;26(4):337-44.

Hillman JK, Johnson LNC, Limaye M, Feldman RA, Sammel MD, Dokras A. Black Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Have Increased Risk For Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease Compared with White Women with PCOS. Fertility & Sterility. 2014 Feb;101(2):530-5.

Grotegut CA, Chisholm CA, Johnson LNC, Brown HL, Heine RP, James AH. Medical and Obstetric Complications Among Pregnant Women Aged 45 and Older. PLos One. 2014 Apr 25;9(4):e96237.

Behera MA, Leong M, Johnson LNC, Brown HL. Eligibility and Accessibility of Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for the Treatment of Uterine Leiomyomas. Fertility & Sterility. 2010 Oct;94(5):1864-8.

Invited Lectures:

"Fertility and Parenting Options for Previvors."
Johnson LNC and Gracia CR.
8th Annual Joining FORCE's Conference on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Philadelphia, PA, June 13, 2014

"Ovarian Reserve and Reproductive History in BRCA Mutation Carriers Compared to BRCA Negative Women."
Johnson LNC, Kim J, Sammel MD, Domchek SM, Mersereau JE, Gracia CR.
Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health and Department of OBGYN Research Retreat
Philadelphia, PA, May 21, 2014.

"Controversies in OBGYN: Thyroid Screening and Pregnancy."
Johnson LNC and O'Neill KA.
American Gynecologic Club
Philadelphia, PA, October 25, 2013.

Book Chapters:

"Educating Providers on Evidence-Based Medicine Guidelines."
Johnson LNC and Gracia CR.
In: Oncofertility Communication: Sharing Information and Building Relationships Across Disciplines. Edited by Teresa K. Woodruff, Maria Clayman, and Kate Waimey.
2014.

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