Danielle J. Johnson, MD, FAPA

Chief Medical Officer
Lindner Center of HOPE

Dr. Johnson completed her General Psychiatry Residency and Psychiatric Emergency Services Chief Residency with University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and University Hospital in Cincinnati. As Chief Medical Officer of Lindner Center of HOPE, Dr. Johnson’s interests include treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and ADHD in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

She contributed to the development of the Women’s Mental Health Program at Lindner Center of HOPE. Dr. Johnson has completed training in the assessment and treatment of perinatal mental illnesses. She is a board member of the International Society of Reproductive Psychiatry and a member of the Ohio Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review Committee.

Dr. Johnson has earned many honors, including official recognition for demonstrating exceptional service at University Hospital, two travel scholarships to attend APA Annual Meetings, and The Van Buren O. Hammett Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Psychiatry from Drexel University College of Medicine. She was selected as one of Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Doctors in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. She was awarded the 2020 Excellence in Mental Healthcare Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by NAMI Southwest Ohio.

Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Psychiatric Association. In December 2013, the Board of Trustees of the American Psychiatric Association approved Dr. Johnson for Fellow status, reflecting her dedication to the work of the APA and the psychiatric profession. She is the Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association. She served on the Board of Directors of NAMI Southwest Ohio.

Dr. Johnson has presented locally and nationally about mental health in women and underserved populations. She is co-author of the book "The Chronicles of Women in White Coats" and has written for websites such as KevinMD.com and Doximity. She has been interviewed for several news shows, podcasts, and publications, including The Atlantic, Bustle, and Spectrum News.

This provider offers telehealth visits. 


  • 1997 B.S. University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
  • 2004 M.D. Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Internship and Residencies:

  • 2004-2008 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/University Hospital General Psychiatry Residency and Psychiatric Emergency Services Chief Resident PGY4

Licensure and Certification:

  • 2008 State Medical Board of Ohio
  • 2009 American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology