Rebecca H. Johnson

Rebecca H. Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor

Clinical Genetics

Seattle Children's Hospital
Box 359300
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Seattle Children's Profile

Rebecca H. Johnson, MD, is medical director of the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) oncology program at Seattle Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her medical training includes Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Oncology, and Clinical Genetics. She holds a joint appointment in the Division of Genetics, where she cares for families with genetic predisposition to cancer.

Her research interests include health services research in Adolescent and Young Adult oncology, fertility preservation, and clinical cancer genetics. She is interested in the use of new media to facilitate education, psychosocial support and medication adherence in AYA oncology patients. She has studied the effectiveness of a new, multidisciplinary sperm banking program at Seattle Children’s oncology program, analyzed referral patterns of teenagers to pediatric vs. adult oncology cancer treatment centers in Washington State, and demonstrated the feasibility of assessing quality of life in AYA cancer patients using tablet computers. She is participating in a study to investigate the relationship between age, gene expression signature and treatment modality on the survival of adolescent and young adult women with breast cancer. Johnson is the Medical Co-Chair of the Steering Committee for the Lance Armstrong Young Adult Alliance, Head of the Breast Cancer Biology Subcommittee of the Lance Armstrong Young Adult Alliance, and a founding member of the NCI-Designated Cancer Centers Working Group for AYA Oncology.
Faculty and Staff Directory

Division Chief

Bamshad, Michael J., MD


Adam, Margaret L.P., MD
Beck, Anita E., MD, PhD
Beier, David Randolph, MD, PhD
Dobyns, William B., MD
Doherty, Daniel A., MD, PhD
Glass, Ian A., MD, MB ChB
Hahn, Sihoun, MD, PhD
Hing, Anne V., MD
Johnson, Rebecca H., MD
Lam, Christina, MD
Mefford, Heather C., MD, PhD
Merritt, J. Lawrence, MD
Millen, Kathleen J., PhD
Miller, Daniel G., MD, PhD
Mirzaa, Ghayda, MD
Osborne, William R.A., PhD
Pagon, Roberta A., MD
Scott, C. Ronald, MD
Sun, Angela, MD
Wallace, Stephanie E., MD


Aldinger, Kim, PhD
Carvill, Gemma, PhD
Chong, Jessica X, PhD
Gallego, Jabier, PhD
Geister, Krista, PhD
Ha, Seungshin, PhD
Myers, Candace, PhD
O'Day, Diana, PhD
Yu, Joon-Ho, MPH, PhD

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners

Earl, Dawn L., ARNP

Genetic Counselors

Conta, Jessie, MS, CGC
Golden-Grant, Katie L, MS, CGC
Jamal, Seema M., MSc, CGC, CCGC
Ramsdell, Linda, MS, CGC
Schubert, Penny, MS, CGC
Sternen, Darci, MS, CGC
Uhrich, Stefanie, MS, CGC

Research Staff

Amell, Amanda M., BS
Bacus, Tamara J., BS
Bofferding, Kathryn, BS
Buckingham, Kati, BS
Buroker, Norman E., PhD
Cook, Joseph, MS
Dempsey, Jennifer C., MPH
Elliott, Susan E.
Frasher, Vicki A.
Garretson, Janet, MSW
Gildersleeve, Heidi, MS
Harrell, Tanya, BS
Heard, Jeff, BS
Heffernan, Janie, MS, RD
Huang, Jie-Yu, PhD
Lam, Jennfier P., MS
McMillin, Maggie J., BS
Musick, Katie, BA
Ogata, Beth, MS, RD, CSP
Person, Richard E.
Petek, Lisa, BS
Phelps, Ian, BS
Ragothaman, Kevin, BS
Shanker, Aditi, BA
Trahms, Cristine M., MS, RD
Wu, Zaining

Division Administrative Staff

Chin, Eileen, BA (Acc)
Sun , -Amy