C. Conrad Johnston, Jr., MD, FACP, FACE, is a Distinguished Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.
Dr. Johnston earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Duke University, and then completed a postdoctoral internship in medicine at Duke Hospital. He went on to do his residency at Barnes Hospital, and then completed a research fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Indiana University School of Medicine. From 1961 to 1963, Dr Johnston was an instructor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he subsequently served as an assistant professor, associate professor, and professor of medicine. In 1997, he was awarded the position of Distinguished Professor. He was the director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Indiana University Medical Center from 1968 to 1994.
Dr. Johnston has served on many editorial boards and committees, and has published over 200 journal articles in the fields of endocrinology, osteobiology, and gerontology. He is past president of the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the past chairman of the Marion County Health and Hospital Board of Trustees.
During his career, Dr Johnston has received a number of honors and awards including a Career Research Development Award from USPHS, the Sandoz Prize from the International Association of Gerontology, the Bartter Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the Yank D. Coble, Jr., M.D. Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., MD, Experience Excellence Recognition Award, from Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Legends of Osteoporosis award from the National Osteoporosis Foundation.