CKc Scientific Advisory Board


Dr. Theodore S. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Medical College of Georgia, Department of Pediatrics

Augusta University, Georgia Cancer Center


Dr. Theodore (Ted) Johnson is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia, the Children's Hospital of Georgia and the  Augusta University, Georgia Cancer Center. He earned his undergraduate Chemistry degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his M.D./Ph. D. from the Medical College of Georgia (now part of Augusta University). His doctoral research at the Medical College of Georgia was performed under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Mellor and Dr. David Munn, who co-discovered the role of the IDO pathway in protecting tumors from the body's immune system. After earning his MD and PhD degrees, Dr. Johnson completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia. He then completed a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where he served as Chief Fellow during his final year. Dr. Johnson was recruited back to the Medical College of Georgia and the Georgia Cancer Center in 2010 to open a translational research laboratory and establish a Pediatric Immunotherapy Program. Dr. Johnson's primary professional goal is to bring cutting edge immunotherapy drugs into the clinic for the treatment of children with cancer.