Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Australian of the Year


2009 QLD Australian of the Year Nominee

Professor David Johnson

Town: Woolloongabba
State: Queensland

Leading nephrologist

Professor David Johnson is one of Australia’s leading nephrologists and a clinician of the highest reputation. He offers the unusual blend of an academic mind mixed with clinical commitment that is always applied with consideration and compassion. His commitment to ensuring quality of life and giving hope to people suffering from kidney disease is outstanding. He is currently Director of Renal Medicine at Princess Alexandra Hospital and Clinical Coordinator of the Queensland Health Renal Clinical Services Network. He holds positions on national and international medical committees and on the consultant advisory boards of 12 pharmaceutical and dialysis companies. He has an international reputation in the field and has led the way in Australia with the revolution of early recognition and best care of people with a chronic kidney disease.

As Chair of the Kidney Check Australia Task Force he has just achieved a breakthrough that will enhance the detection of chronic kidney disease. With the number of Australians waiting for a transplant increasing, Professor Johnson is helping to address public awareness of the need for organ donations.

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