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Karen Johnson, MD

How are star ratings for providers determined?

Star ratings are based on responses to survey questions that focus on a patient's likelihood to recommend the provider's office to family and friends as well as the provider's care, including whether the provider listened carefully, spent enough time with you, explained things in an easy-to-understand way, and seemed to know important information about your medical history. Press Ganey averages and converts all survey responses into a single star rating, with five stars being the highest.

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Accepting new patients?

  • Not at this time


Professional Distinctions

  • Pediatrics Department Chair (2010, 2011)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Certificate of Achievement for Providing Outstanding Care to patients during residency
  • UC Santa Barbara Mentor for pre-med Preceptor Program
  • Faculty, University of Southern California Medical Student Preceptor Program

Community Involvement

  • Camp Wheez, sports physicals for YFI, healthy organic school lunch program

Practicing since:

 1999 (25 years)

At Sansum Clinic since:

 1999 (25 years)

Training & Certification

Medical School/Graduate School

  • University of Alabama, Birmingham


  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Additional Information


  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Santa Barbara County Medical Society