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Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon

Laura S. Johnson, MD, FACS, is board certified in both general surgery and surgical critical care and is a member of the surgical team at the Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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An explosive issue: E-cigarettes and burn risk

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
April 30, 2018

Since electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes, first hit the market in 2007, they’ve become a popular option for people…

10 mistakes to avoid in burn care and prevention

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
January 12, 2018

Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in the United States. And while nearly…

Why diabetes increases burn risk, and tips to stay safe

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
November 28, 2017

Burns can happen to anyone, but people with diabetes may be more susceptible than others. In fact, between 10 and…

Don’t Get Burned Cooking up a Holiday Feast

by Laura S. Johnson, MD, Burn Surgeon
November 20, 2017

The holidays often involve lots of time in the kitchen preparing grand feasts for family and friends. With extra people…