Kevin B. Johnson, MD, MS


Phone: (615) 241-5962

Kevin is an international expert in pediatrics and biomedical informatics, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the IOM). 

Although new to the filmmaking scene, Kevin is hardly new to the arts. Once compared to Paul Robeson as a teenager, he expressed himself through playing classical bass, singing in barbershop quartets, and performing in musicals on stage or in the orchestra pit. He also developed a love for science, leading to a degree in biology with a minor in computer science, medical School and Pediatric residency at the Johns Hopkins University, and a Masters degree in medical information sciences at Stanford. Throughout this time, and while practicing medicine since 1987, he has continued to sing both for amateur and professional groups. He also has become an avid photographer as a hobby. His passion for creative expression as a form of communication made completing this film about one of the major issues in health care a true labor of love, to which he has been deeply committed for over 5 years.