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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2004
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency, Anesthesiology, 2003
    University of Alabama Hospital-Birmingham
  • Internship, 2000
    Carraway Methodist Medical Center
  • MD, 1999
    University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine
  • BA, 1995
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Anesthesiology

National Provider ID: 1366527962


Yewande J. Johnson, M.D., is a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in pain medicine. She cares for inpatients with complex illnesses to manage their pain. She is an assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

In 2006, Dr. Johnson was awarded an NIH-sponsored Mentored Specialized Clinical Investigator Development Award in Pediatric Pharmacology. Her research interests include studying the pharmacogenetics of opioid metabolism and sickle cell disease-related pain.

In 2007, she was named to The Washingtonian’s list of “40 Under Forty: Young Washingtonians to Watch.”

Research & Publications

Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit Network Steering Committee Meeting

(2006) Non-invasive assessment of opioid analgesia in patients with sickle cell disease

Sedation for procedures and mechanical ventilation in children with critical illness

(2006) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Poster Discussion

(2005) Dexmedetomidine and the Pediatric Transplanted Heart

The use of dexmedetomidine to facilitate acute discontinuation of opioids after cardiac transplantation in children

(2005) Critical Care Medicine