Frances Johnson, MD
Frances Johnson, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine is a founding member and Chief Medical Officer of Viewpoint. Dr. Johnson trained in medicine at the University of Washington, with a residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and fellowship, which led to a tenure track appointment at Stanford University. During her time at Stanford, Dr. Johnson was involved as an inventor and investor in two previous biotech startups including XDx, Inc., which is a molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of non-invasive gene expression testing in the areas of transplant medicine and autoimmunity. The company has developed a proprietary method of utilizing gene expression in blood that provides a new tool for physicians to manage the care of heart transplant patients.
Dr. Johnson is experienced in clinical trial design and commercialization of biotech discoveries for human diagnostic imaging and therapy.