About

Blog author David Johnson serves as senior vice president for assessment at the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). The opinions expressed are his and do not represent those of the FSMB.

His published works have appeared in Academic Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Journal of Medical Regulation, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions and the Social History of Medicine (forthcoming). He is the co-author of Medical Licensing and Discipline in America: A History of the Federation of State Medical Boards with Dr. Humayun Chaudhry.

His new book, Diploma Mill: The Rise and Fall of John Buchanan and the Eclectic Medical College of Pennsylvania (Kent State University Press), was released August 2018. Mr. Johnson holds an M.A. in History from the University of Texas-Arlington.