Brian H. Johnson Ph.D.

Senior Director, Surgical Innovation at Johnson & Johnson


Currently, Brian H. Johnson, Ph.D. leads the technology assessments focused on Strategic Data and Analytics, Surgical Imaging Technology, and Software Enabled Solutions across the Medical Device group. This role represents a transition from the traditional IT organization into the R&D/Marketing organization with in Johnson and Johnson.

Brian joined the group from the GSG Information Technology Group, where he served as GSG Sr. Director R&D, Regulatory, and Clinical IT.  He supported a significant portfolio that included PLM, Labs, and Smart connected device capabilities. His support included strategic roadmap development, portfolio/financial management, as well as delivery of many capabilities across the portfolio.

Prior to joining the GSG IT group, Brian led the DePuy –Synthes integration, successfully launching all day 1 activities. Brian also led the DePuy R&D IT group and partnered with R&D to deliver TruMatch, a customized knee replacement solution that has transformed that surgical space.

Brian joined JNJ Pharmaceutical Research Institute in 2001 and held Director Roles for R&D IT in the Pharmaceutical, Consumer, and Devices and Diagnostics sectors. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, he worked as consultant in the Pharmaceutical, Small Biotech, Insurance and Financial Services Industries. Brian received his Ph.D. in Chemistry, with a focus on Molecular Biophysics from Princeton University.  Brian also holds Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.