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Clinician Educator, Division of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

"I try to understand each of the reasons the family and patient have sought care in the emergency department and take time to answer all their questions."

My Biography & Research


I’ve known since I was a child, growing up in a small North Carolina town, that I wanted to be a pediatrician. Emergency medicine caught my interest during my third year of medical school. So, I merged both of my career interests by becoming a pediatric emergency medicine doctor.

As a pediatric emergency medicine doctor, I treat children and adolescents with a wide variety of ailments. I care for patients with straight-forward illnesses and simple injuries as well as those with critical conditions, complex medical histories or multi-system trauma.

The emergency department can be a hectic and unpredictable environment. I work with my team to make each family's visit a reassuring and informative experience.

I try to understand each of the reasons the family and patient have sought care in the emergency department and take time to answer all their questions.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. I also keep busy volunteering at my children’s school, reading and practicing yoga.

Clinical Interests


Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine

My Education

MD: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2000.

Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA, 2000-2003.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2003; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2006.

My Publications

Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm: A Rare Case of Wide-Complex Dysrhythmia in a Teenager. Kappy, B; Johnson, L; Brown, T; Czosek, RJ. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021; 60:e89-e94.

The Medical Resuscitation Committee: Interprofessional Program Development to Optimize Care for Critically Ill Medical Patients in an Academic Pediatric Emergency Department. Mittiga, MR; Frey, M; Kerrey, BT; Rinderknecht, AS; Eckerle, MD; Sobolewski, B; Johnson, LH; Oehler, JL; Bennett, BL; Chan, S; et al. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; 37:167-171.

Characteristics of Pediatric Emergency Revisits After an Asthma-Related Hospitalization. Johnson, LH; Beck, AF; Kahn, RS; Huang, B; Ryan, PH; Olano, KK; Auger, KA. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 70:277-287.

Sudden Collapse of a Preschool-Aged Child on the Playground. Scheller, RL; Johnson, LH; Caruso, MC; Lorts, A. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2017; 33:116-119.