Published on November 29, 2016

Dr. Eric Johnson Honored with Advocate of Music Therapy Award

Grand Forks, N.D. – Eric Johnson, MD, a family medicine physician at Altru Health System, was honored with the American Music Therapy Association’s Advocate of Music Therapy Award at the association’s annual conference in Sandusky, Ohio. The award recognizes a person who is not a music therapist but who has contributed significantly to the field. At the conference, Johnson presented “Teaching and Learning: Interprofessional Education and Music Therapy” with Dr. Andrew Knight of Colorado State University and Dr. Meganne Masko of Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis. 

Dr. Johnson is the assistant medical director for the Altru Diabetes Center and specializes in serving patients with all types of diabetes. He is an associate professor, the director for the Interprofessional Educational Program and the medical director of the Physician Assistant Program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Johnson is the President of the North Dakota American Diabetes Association, the physician consultant for and hosts a call-in medical radio show on Wednesday mornings. 

Click here to watch Dr. Johnson’s provider spotlight.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, and a large home care network. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $524 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.