Robert A. Johnson, MD, FACP

Medical Oncology / Hematology
Breast Cancer   |   Hematologic Malignancies   |   Benign Blood Disorders   |   Myeloma   |   Lymphoma   |   Leukemia
East Campus
7945 Wolf River Boulevard
Germantown TN 38138 901.683.0055
Brighton Campus
240 Grandview Dr
Brighton TN 38011 901.683.0055

About Me

Dr. Johnson grew up in a large family. His father was career Air Force and he lived in Tampa, Morocco, Ohio, Delaware, and Washington state. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puget Sound and is a Cum Laude graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He chose to serve his country in the U.S. Air Force while completing his Internal Medicine Residency along with his Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. After completing his time in the Air Force, Dr. Johnson moved to Memphis to be near his wife’s parents and grandparents in their later days. He is a proud gardener, father, grandfather, and husband. He and his wife love to travel, and have been honored to go on medical missions in Kosova, Albania, and Turkey.

Dr. Johnson sees patients in our Germantown and Brighton locations. Known for his caring, gentle manner, Dr. Johnson always takes time to listen to his patients’ concerns. He welcomes questions and always provides words of hope and encouragement. A teacher by temperament, he urges his patients to “please ask when you don’t understand what is happening or what the plan is.” He firmly believes that “it is the doctor’s responsibility to explain things until you are satisfied.” He encourages second opinions, both to reassure families about the plan and to be sure nothing has been overlooked.


  • MD, St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • BS, University of Puget Sound


Internal Medicine – Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center


  • Hematology/Oncology – Lackland AFB

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Hematology

Awards and Honors

  • Best Doctors in Memphis , Memphis Magazine (2004)
  • Best Doctors in America, Memphis Magazine  (2002)
  • USAF Meritorious Service Medal, Lackland AFB (1991)
  • Nor.vich Eaton Young Investigato r’ s Award, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (1988)
  • USAF Commendation Medal for Service at Sheppard AFB (1986)
  • Vesalius Award in Anatomy, St. Louis University School of Medicine (198I)
  • Microbiology Award, St. Louis University of Medicine (1981)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, St. Louis University School of Medicine (1980)
  • Merck Award for Organic Chemistry, University of Puget Sound (1975)
  • Who’ s Who In American Colleges and Universities (1976-1977)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, University of Puget Sound (1976)
  • Distinguished Graduate, AFROTC, University of Puget Sound (1977)