Provider name:Nikeva Johnson
Education & Certifications
Medical School:Emory University School of Medicine
Residency:Emory University School of Medicine
Undergraduate Degree:Tuskegee University
Dr. Johnson was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Her desire to become a physician started at a young age due to her admiration for her pediatrician, and was solidified by her love of the sciences and passion to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
Dr. Johnson completed her undergraduate studies at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. Each summer, she made sure to do something medically oriented. Her activities included shadowing primary care physicians and volunteering at the Atlanta VA Medical Center emergency room. Because of her desire to care for the whole patient, Dr. Johnson studied Internal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.
After completing her residency training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Dr. Johnson initially entered the program in the categorical track but changed to the primary care track during her 2nd year.
“I decided to focus on primary care due to my love of the relationships formed between patients and families as a primary care physician. I also enjoyed the opportunity to be the quarterback in a patient’s care.”
After completing residency, Dr. Johnson joined the Internal Medicine faculty at the Emory Clinic in Atlanta where she taught both residents and medical students. After her time at Emory, she worked as a Primary Care and Clinical Decision Unit physician at Kaiser Permanente of Georgia. During her career at Kaiser, she taught medical and pre-medical students intermittently.
“I enjoy teaching since it gives me the opportunity to make a positive impact on physicians in training, who are the future of medicine. Being a physician is more than a job, it is a calling and I want to ensure that our future physicians are continuing to provide quality healthcare. I am excited about the opportunity to join the Internal Medicine Residency faculty and look forward to our future endeavors.”