University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Bio for Anne Johnston, M.D.
Anne Johnston, M.D.

Anne Johnston, M.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics


Contact Information
E-mail: Anne.Johnston@uvm.edu
Office Location:
The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, Smith 575, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401

Education

Fellow, Neonatology, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (1989)
Resident PL3, Pediatrics, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (1985)
Residency PL1, PL2, Pediatrics, Monteal Children's Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1984)
Rotating Internship, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (1982)
M.D., McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (1981)
B.A. Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (1978)

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT (2005-present)

Clinical Appointments

Medical Director, Neonatal Medical Follow-Up Program, The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, Burlington, VT
Attending Neonatologist, The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, Burlington, VT (1989-present)

Committee Appointments

Member, Children And Recovering Mothers Team (CHARM), Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
Member, Physicians Team of Pharmacologic Treatment of Opioid Addicts in Vermont, Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

Awards and Honors

American Academy of Pediatrics Special Achievement Award (2006)
Outstanding Collaboration Award, Kidsafe Collaborative of Chittenden County (2005)
Advances in Clinical Practice and Research, March of Dimes, Vermont Chapter (2002)
Director’s Award from Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

Publications

Gaalema DE, Heil SH, Badger GJ, Metayer JS, Johnston AM. Time to initiation of treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome in neonates exposed in utero to buprenorphine or methadone. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Nov 1: 133(1)266-9.

Meyer M, Benvenuto A, Howard D, Johnston A, Plante D, Metayer J, Mandell T. Development of a substance abuse program for opioid dependent non-urban pregnant women improves outcome. Journal of Addiction Medicine 2012;6:124-130.

Heil, S.H., Gaalema, D.E., Johnston, A.M., Sigmon, S.C., Badger, G.J., & Higgins, S.T.  (in press).  Infant pupillary response to methadone administration during treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome: A feasibility study.  Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2012;126:268-271.

Meyer M, Benvenuto A, Howard D, Johnston A, Plante D, Metayer J, Mandell T. J Addict Med. 2012 June:6(2): 124-30.

Meyer M, Mandell T, Johnston A, Smith D, Brooklyn J, Ustianov J, Metayer J, Davis W, Corbally J, Jones A, Tronsgard-Scott K, Sheehey M. Screening for Substance Abuse in Pregnancy. 2010. Vermont Child Health Improvement Project, University of Vermont. Also available on line at www.med.uvm.edu/vhip.

Johnston A, Mandell T, Meyer M. Treatment of Opioid Dependence in Pregnancy: Vermont Guidelines. 2010. Vermont Child Health Improvement Project, University of Vermont. Also available on line at www.med.uvm.edu/vchip.

Jones H, et al. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome after Methadone or Buprenorphine Exposure. N Engl J Med 2010;363:2320-31.

Johnston AM, Bullock CE, Graham JE, Reilly MC, Rocha C, Hoopes RD, Van Der Meid V, Gutierrez S, Abraham MR.  Implementation of Potentially Better Practices for Family-Centered Care: The Family-Centered Care Map.  Pediatrics, 118: S108, 2006.

Dunn MS, Reilly MC, Johnston AM, Hoopes RD, Abraham MA. Development and Dissemination of Potentially Better Practices for the Provision of Family-Centered Care in Neonatology – the Family-Centered Care Map. Pediatrics 118: S95, 2006.

The Neonatal Inhaled Nitric Oxide Study Group.  Inhaled nitric oxide and hypoxic respiratory failure in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.  Pediatrics 99:838, 1997.

The Neonatal Inhaled Nitric Oxide Study Group.  Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Full-Term and Nearly Full-Term Infants with Hypoxic Respiratory Failure.  New England Journal of Medicine 336: 597, 1997.

Adolph V, Flageole H, Perreault T, Johnston A, Nguyen L, Youssef S, Guttman F, Laberge J-M.  Repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia after weaning from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery 30:349, 1995.

Perreault T, Mullahoo K, Morneault L, Johnston A, Adolph V.  Use of a 12 French double-lumen catheter in a newborn supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.  ASIAO, 40:100, 1994.

Ryan CA, Finer NN, Perreault T, Johnston-Hodgson A.  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in infants with congenital diaphragmatic herniae and cardiac malformations.  Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 1993.

Hodgson AJ. Is co-oximetry a reliable standard for pulse oximetry in the neonate? Journal of Perinatology (Suppl) 7:327, 1987.

Hodgson AJ, Horbar JD, Sharp GD, Soll RF, and Lucey JF: The accuracy of the pulse oximeter in neonates. In: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Transcutaneous Monitoring, Eds: Huch, Huch and Rooth, Plenum Press 1987.

Book Chapters

Anne Johnston.  Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.  In Oski’s Pediatrics: Principles and Practice, Fourth Edition.  Edited by McMillan, DeAngelis, Feigin and Warshaw, 2006.