Mahlon D. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.

Mahlon D. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 273-1027
Office: (585) 276-3087

Research Bio

Dr. Johnson's primary research interest is in the growth regulation of the leptomeninges and meningiomas.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Pathology Residents Teaching Award, Anatomic Pathology 2001
Sigma Xi Excellence in Research Award 1984
NIH National Research Service Award 1982 - 1984
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 1980
Phi Kappa Phi 1976

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Jan 30
Towner JE, Johnson MD, Li YM. "Intraventricular hemangiopericytoma: a case report and literature review." World neurosurgery. 2016 Jan 30; Epub 2016 Jan 30.
2015 Dec
Johnson, MD; Mileusnic-Polchann, D. "Alzheimer's disease with markedly elevated arsenic and other metals masquerading as organic brain syndrome and affective disorder". J Neurol Neurosurg. 2015; 2(2): 114-119.
2015 Oct 8
Johnson MD, Reeder JE, O'Connell M. "Bone morphogenetic protein-4 and 7 and receptors regulate vascular endothelial growth factor and receptors in human fetal leptomeninges." Neuroscience letters. 2015 Oct 8; 606:225-30. Epub 2015 Aug 21.
Johnson, M.D., Reeder, J.E., O'Connell, M. "MKP-3 regulates PDGF-BB effects and MAPK activation in meningioma cells". Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2015; .
Johnson, Mahlon D. "Transforming growth factor-B superfamily in meningiomas: Targets for novel therapy in meningiomas". Int J Neuropathol. 2015; 3: 1-19.

Current Appointments

Director, Neuropathology - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Neurosurgery (SMD)


Neuropathology - American Board of Pathology
Anatomic Pathology - American Board of Pathology


PhD | Pharmacology | Univ Tennessee Coll Medicine1984
MD | Medicine | Univ Tennessee Coll Medicine1981
BA | Arts & Sciences | Univ of Tennessee1977

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine07/01/1989 - 06/30/1993
Fellowship in Neuropathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center07/01/1987 - 06/30/1989
Research at University of Texas Health Science Center01/01/1985 - 05/31/1985
Residency in Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center09/01/1984 - 06/30/1987