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Kevin Johnson, M.D., MS

Posted by on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in In My Life, Winter 2017 .

Senior Vice President for Health Information

Technology, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biomedical Informatics and professor of Pediatrics

Co-sponsor of EpicLeap, a project to replace the majority of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s clinical, administrative and billing software

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland


“I embrace my inherently creative and curious nature nearly every day. As Einstein said, ‘It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education’ and in my case, it is education that has helped me to be even more curious. My work/life balance has always been driven by opportunities to explore the new and the different—often through my love of music, animals, photography, and imagining a better tomorrow. And though creativity and curiosity define me, interpersonal relationships are the force that gives me joy, without which nothing matters.”