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photo Bruce A. Johnson, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-692-2211

Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-2211
Fax: 412-692-2260
Administrative Assistant:
Shannon McKenzie
Phone: 412-692-2211
Fax: 412-692-2260
Education and Training
BS, Ohio State University, 1981
MD, Ohio State University, 1986
Internship, University of Pittsburgh, 1987
Residency, University of Pittsburgh, 1989
Critical Care Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 1990
Critical Care Research Fellowship, Chicago Medical School, 1991
Pulmonary Transplant Clinical Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, 1992
Pulmonary Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
Research Interest
Dr. Johnson is primarily a lung transplant clinician with clinical research interests in lung transplant therapies. He participated in the first ever randomized controlled trial in lung transplant, the first and only randomized, placebo controlled trial ever shown to improve survival after lung transplant and was the first ever to report a case series of recurrence of pre-transplant disease in the allograft.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Johnson’s practice focuses on the pre and post-transplant care of lung transplant recipients. He has been actively and continuously managing these patients since 1991 and is the senior clinician in lung transplantation at UPMC. As such, he is one of the most experienced transplant clinicians in the world. Other clinical interests include interventional bronchoscopy and he is the director of bronchoscopy services at UPMC.
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Selected Publications:
Corcoran, TE, Niven, R, Verret, W, Dilly, S, Johnson, BA. Lung deposition and pharmacokinetics of nebulized cyclosporine in lung transplant patients. J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv. 2014; Jun;27(3): 178-84.
Crespo, MM, Johnson, BA, McCurry, KR, Landreneau, RJ, Sciurba, FC. Use of endobronchial valves for native lung hyperinflation associated with respiratory failure in a single lung transplant recipient for Emphysema. Chest. 2007; Jan;131(1): 214-6.
Iacono, AT, Johnson, BA, Corcoran, TE, Grgurich, WF, Youssef, JG, Seiler, DA, Dauber, JH, Smaldone, GC, Zeevi, A, Yousem, SA, Fung, JJ, Burckart, GJ, McCurry, KR, Griffith, BP. A randomized trial of inhaled Cyclosporine in lung transplant recipients. N Engl J Med. 2006; Jan 12;354(2): 141-150.
Johnson, BA, Iacono, AT, Zeevi, A, McCurry, KR, Duncan, SR. Statin use is associated with improved function and survival of lung allografts. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003; 167(9): 1271-8.
Burns, KE, Johnson, BA, Iacono, AT. Diagnostic properties of transbronchial biopsy in lung transplant recipients who require mechanical ventilation. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2003; Mar 22: 267-275.
Duncan, SR, Grgurich, WF, Iacono, AT, Burckart, GJ, Yousem, SA, Paradis, IL, Williams, PA, Johnson, BA, Griffith, BP. A randomized comparison of ganciclovir and acyclovir regimens for prevention of cytomegalovirus infections in lung allograft recipients. Am J Respir Crit. 1994; 150: 146-152.
Johnson, BA, Duncan, SR, Paradis, IL, Yousem, SA, Grgurich, WF, Dauber, JH, Griffith, BP. Recurrence of sarcoidosis in pulmonary allograft recipients. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1993; 148: 1373-1377.