Khaliah Johnson received her medical degree at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA in 2007. She then went on to train in General Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Her desire to serve children and families facing complex, life-threatening illness lead her to pursue fellowship training in Pediatric Palliative Care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Upon completing her fellowship in 2012, Dr. Johnson joined the Pediatric Advanced Care Team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to help expand pediatric palliative care services available to children in Georgia. She now serves as Division Chief for Pediatric Palliative care at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University’s Department of Pediatrics and spends part of her clinical time at Grady, providing palliative care within the Women and Youth Clinic at IDP. Dr. Johnson’s particular career interests are in community-based pediatric care, health equity, healthcare advocacy, and developing strategies to improve access to high-quality palliative care services for marginalized populations.
Dr. Johnson was recently named a 2021 Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar. Her commitment to serving the underserved extends to her personal life as well, as she consistently remains engaged in outreach to youth and the homeless through volunteer efforts and church ministries and is the founder of a non-profit initiative in rural Kenya. She is the mother of a spirited six-year-old boy, Aubrey. Khaliah and her family reside in the Historic West End of Atlanta.