Massachusetts Medical Society: Julie Johnston, M.D. is honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with The Women’s Health Award

Julie Johnston, M.D. is honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society with The Women’s Health Award

Julie JohnstonWALTHAM – Dr. Julie Johnston has been honored by the Massachusetts Medical Society as the 2018 recipient of the Women’s Health Award, an honor recognizing a physician for outstanding contributions that advance women’s health in Massachusetts.

Johnston is an attending family physician at Lawrence General Hospital and is a fixture, leader and mentor at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, where she serves as coordinator of the women’s heath curriculum and women’s health area of concentration.

A board member of the Massachusetts Academy of Family Physicians, Johnston advocates for women’s health as a delegate of the Women’s Caucus and promotes maternal and fetal health and wellbeing as a member of the Massachusetts Peri-natal Advisory Committee and the Postpartum Depression Legislative Commission.

“Julie is an expert clinician, with an extraordinary fund of knowledge, serving as a consultant to all our faculty and residents in this specific area of practice,” said Dr. Joseph Gravel, Chief Medical Officer for Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. “Through her work at both our community health center and Health Quarters, she has devoted her career to ensuring that women receive optimal care regardless of their socioeconomic status. Many of her patients speak Spanish, so Julie learned Spanish and uses it daily to enhance communication and provide patients a more welcoming clinical environment.  The cascading benefits from her work in the lives of her patients and their families are incalculable.”

Johnston graduated from the University of Michigan and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care, the MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of the NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst, and the NEJM Journal Watch family of specialty publications, and through our education products for health care professionals: NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Resident 360, and our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.

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