Derrick Johnson graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1998. He received a BS degree in Physician Assistant studies. Before that he also earned a BS degree from UAB in business management. He stumbled onto the healthcare field after an injury in rehabilitation. This sparked a passion to learn more. He made the Dean’s list on several different occasions in pursuant to his degree. After graduation, Derrick has primarily worked in orthopedics during his career. He has also worked in family practice and internal medicine.
Derrick is a “military brat”. He was born in Germany. He spent his formative years in Texas before settling in Huntsville Alabama. He is married with two children. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, and baking. Yes…..Baking!!