Ruth Johnson is an internal medicine staff physician at Mayo Clinic, practicing in the Executive Health Program. She was founding director of the Mayo Diagnostic Breast Clinic. She has spent 17 years on the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD-PhD) admissions committee, was Associate Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and chaired the Bioethics course at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.
Johnson served for 16 years on the Board of Regents of Augsburg University during which time she served on presidential and academic dean search committees and was integral part of two capital campaigns.
Johnson received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and biology from Augsburg University. She earned her MD from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency program at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. She is certified in Bioethics from Georgetown University Kennedy School of Ethics and in Medical Education from the Harvard-Macy Program for Physician Educators.