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Johnson emcees the Schweitzer Leadership Conference on Nov. 3, 2012.

Timothy Johnson, MD — known as “Dr. Tim” to Good Morning America and ABC News fans — has had a storied career in broadcast journalism. He is one of our country’s most trusted voices when it comes to medicine and health care reform. As Vice Chair of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship’s Board of Directors, he is also a familiar face to our Fellows: he served as emcee at our recent Schweitzer Leadership Conference.

Johnson retired from ABC News in 2010, but continued to report for Boston’s ABC affiliate, WCVB-TV. Last week, he announced his retirement from WCVB-TV after 40 remarkable years of providing viewers with reliable, insightful information about taking control of their own health.

“I got to kind of do what I always wanted to do, in a way that extended my reach,” Johnson told Boston.com.

Johnson will remain active on the Schweitzer Fellowship’s board.

“We are proud to congratulate Tim on his retirement after 40 remarkable years,” says Schweitzer Fellowship Board Chair Bruce Auerbach, MD, FACEP (Vice President, CMO and Medical Director at Sturdy Memorial Hospital). “We are grateful to Tim for his strong leadership as vice chair of the Schweitzer board, his generosity in sharing his time and talent on the Schweitzer Fellowship’s behalf, and his strong belief in our work to continue Albert Schweitzer’s legacy by improving health, developing leaders, and creating change.”