Our Donors & Their Gifts
At age 83, Marie-Louise T. Johnson '54 PH.D., '56 M.D. maintains a busy dermatology practice in Kingston, New York.
However, on Wednesday mornings, Dr. Johnson makes her weekly 90-mile drive from her home to New Haven to attend Dermatology Grand Rounds. Dr. Johnson, a clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine, is described by Richard Edelson, M.D. chair of the department, as "a physician, scientist, and humanist who is utterly unique in our field and an exceptional role model."
Dr. Johnson is as dedicated to advancing medical research as she is to the treatment and well-being of her patients. To help future generations of physicians attain a similar balance, Dr. Johnson and her husband, cardiologist Kenneth G. Johnson, M.D., have established charitable remainder trusts to benefit Dr. Marie-Louise Johnson's brothers for their lifetimes, and ultimately create an endowment to support "clinical scholars" at the School of Medicine. Her gift, she says, "is to provide funding to encourage the young, able, innovative dermatologist to pursue avenues opened by his or her inquisitive mind."