Eric Johnson

Skydiver

Eric Johnson is currently the chief of colorectal surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. A veteran of multiple combat deployments, Dr. Johnson has served on active duty for more than 20 years. After serving an enlistment in the Army after high school, he went on to college and medical school while making a living as a professional skydiver. In 1996, Johnson was involved in a skydiving mishap that could have very easily ended his life. His talk will focus on the event, how he attempted to deal with the malfunction, the miraculous outcome, and how he moved on from there.