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Dr. Matrika D. Johnson


Dr. Matrika D. Johnson completed her undergraduate training at Davidson College, North Carolina, where she was a Davidson Scholar. She graduated with a degree in Spanish and was inducted into the Phi Beta Delta International Honor society. She earned her medical degree from Wright State University and received the Janet C. Thompson Memorial Scholarship Award. Dr. Johnson completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University in St. Louis where was she served as a board member for the Residents and Fellows Diversity Initiative.

After residency, Dr. Matrika Johnson completed a Research Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University followed by fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition to her clinical training, she also earned a Certificate in Clinical Research and contributed to publication of three peer-reviewed papers. She also earned Second Place Outstanding Paper at the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society 63rd Annual Meeting in 2015 for her research on the effects of cyclophosphamide on male fertility outcomes. Dr. Johnson is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Johnson is an avid runner who also enjoys musical arts, international travel, and spending time outdoors.

Professional Societies:

  • 2004-present — American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow
  • 2005-present — American Medical Association, Member
  • 2009-present — American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Member
  • 2009-present — Society of Reproductive Surgeons, Member
  • 2010-present — National Medical Association, Member
  • 2012-present — Pacific Coast Reproductive Society, Member
  • 2015-present — Endocrine Society

Select Publications:

Johnson MD, Williams SL, Seager CK, Liu JH, Barker NM, Hurd WW Relationship between human chorionic gonadotropin serum levels and the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Gynecological Endocrinology 2014; 30(4):294-7.

Johnson MD, Copper AR, Jungheim ES, Lanzendorf SE, Odem RR, Ratts VS. Sperm banking for fertility preservation: a 20-year experience. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 2013; 170(1):177-82.

Welsh T, Johnson MD, Yi L, Tan H, Rahman R, Merlino A, Zakar T, Mesiano S. Estrogen receptor (ER) expression and function in the pregnant human myometrium: estradiol via ERα activates ERK1/2 signaling in term myometrium. The Journal of Endocrinology 2012; 212(2): 227-38.

Invited Lectures:

A Single Nonablative Dose of Paternal Cyclophosphamide Does Not Increase the Number of Genetic Variants in Embryos After Exome Sequencing.
Johnson MD, Lin C, Sukhwani M, Peters, K, Malik S, Orwig KE.
2015 Magee-Womens Research Day in Reproductive Biology and Women’s Health.
Pittsburgh, PA, May 29, 2015.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) Intracytoplasmic sperm injection using sperm exposed to cyclophosphamide reduces preimplantation embryo development.
Johnson MD, Lin C, Sukhwani M, Peters, K, Malik S, Orwig KE.
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society 63rd Annual Meeting.
Palm Springs, CA, March 13, 2015.

Role of myometrial cell inflammasomes in the control of human parturition.”
Johnson MD, Tan H, Yi L, Mesiano S.
Society for Gynecologic Investigation 59th Annual Meeting.
San Diego, CA, March 23, 2012.

The role of caspase-1 in the regulation of pro-inflammatory gene expression in explant cultures of term myometrium.
Johnson MD, Tan H, Yi L, Mesiano S.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine 67th Annual Meeting.
Orlando, FL, October 17, 2011.

The role of caspase-1 in the regulation of pro-inflammatory gene expression in explant cultures of term myometrium.
Johnson MD, Tan H, Yi L, Mesiano S.
Cleveland Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Cleveland, OH, May 15, 2011.  

Sperm banking for fertility preservation: A long-term follow up study of cancer patients compared to infertility patients.
Johnson MD, Copper AR, Marquard KL, Jungheim ES, Lanzendorf SE, Odem RR, Ratts VS.
National Medical Association 108th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.
Orlando, FL, August 3, 2010.

Book Chapters:

Childhood and adolescent obesity: implications for reproductive health and function.
Johnson MD, Sanfilippo JS.
In:  Obesity and Fertility. Edited by Jungheim, E.
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