Christopher Johnson, MD, FAAFP, CSCS

Dr. Johnson joined the Heartland team in 2022 and became our Chief Medical Officer in July 2023. He has been practicing medicine since 2013. Dr. Johnson has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work. He is a father to 4 kids and several pugs, and is married to his wife Michelle. In his spare time he enjoys practicing martial arts, strength and conditioning training, and reading and gardening.


"The strength of primary care lies in continuity and the patient-doctor relationship.  I take pride in continually working on my listening skills.  I enjoy partnering with patients to help them reach their health goals. I believe fitness is medicine.  I try to use fitness, nutrition, sleep hygiene and self-care whenever possible as treatment.  If that is not enough or not realistic right now, I promise to be judicious with my use of medications, testing, procedures or referrals." - Dr. Chris Johnson.

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine

Internship & Residency

Memorial Hospital of South Bend


South Bend Notre Dame Sports Medicine Fellowship

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine


Awards, Recognitions & Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2008

Merck Manual Award - Senior Student Voted Most Outstanding by Classmates "The Doctor's Doctor" 2009

American Academy of Family Practice

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 2013

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer since 2019