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 completing training in the assessment and treatment of postpartum 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, The Van Buren O. Hammett Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Psychiatry from Drexel University College of Medicine, and several other academic achievements. She was selected as one of Cincinnati Magazine’s Top Doctors 2019, 2020, and 2021.

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 on the topics of women’s and minority mental health issues. She has been interviewed or written for online publications such as Doximity’s Op-Med, KevinMD, The Atlantic, Bustle, and womenshealth.gov.


  • 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