Dr. Karen Johnson has dedicated her career to serving women on the South Side of Chicago. After 20 years of practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology she joins the Raby Institute to continue to pursue her passion for Women’s Health. She is committed to taking care of the “whole” person by integrating care for the mind, body and soul. Her interests include female intimacy issues, sexual dysfunction, atrophic vaginitis, menopausal syndrome, osteoporosis and chronic pelvic pain.
At an early age, she knew she wanted to be a Physician. Dr. Johnson gained insight and appreciation for the field of medicine while being treated for an autoimmune disease during her teenage years. Her physician served as both an inspiration and a mentor.
Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Michigan with a double major in Psychology and Biology. Her study of Diabetes at Wayne State University after college fueled her desire to eliminate lifestyle diseases through exercise, diet, herbal remedies, stress reduction and lifestyle changes. She received her Medical Degree from Wayne State University in 1994 where she remained for her residency.
Dr. Johnson is a certified DiVinci robotic surgeon and previous Medical Director. She was instrumental in growing her previous practice over the past 17 years with the expansion from two providers to six providers. She developed a site of service initiative, in office hysteroscopy.
She is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a Diplomate candidate of The American Council of Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Johnson is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and serves on the Social Justice Task Force of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She is an exercise enthusiast, foodie and traveler. She shares these passions with her husband Lafayette and their two children.