Shirley Johnson Shirley Johnson, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC

Shirley Johnson


Specializing In:

Oncology patient care delivery Ambulatory oncology services development Oncology program strategic planning and program development Oncology program facility design

Special Interests:

Gerontologic oncology Fall and injury reduction Hematopoetic stem cell patient care delivery Leadership development Care coordination across the oncology care continuum Evidence based practices to support improved clinical outcomes for nurses Nurse sensitive quality indicators

About Shirley Johnson


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Chief Clinical Operations Officer
  • Senior Vice President


Education and Training:

  • MBA - Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
  • MS - Management, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO
  • Maryville University, St. Louis, MO, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Barnes College of Nursing, St. Louis, MO, Diploma in Nursing

Professional Experience:

  • 2008-2016 - Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse and Patient Care Services Officer, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA
  • 1999-2008 - Executive Director, Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital & Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • 1993-1999 - Clinical Service Line Director, Oncology Services, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • 1989-1999 - Director, Medical Nursing, Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • 1978-1989 - Head Nurse, General Surgery, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • 1977-1978 - Assistant Head Nurse, General Surgery, Barnes Hospital, St Louis, MO
  • 1976-1977 - Staff Nurse, General Surgery, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Honors & Awards:

  • 2013 - California State Legislature 2013 Woman of the Year
  • 2006 - American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Award for Distinguished Service

Featured on Cancer Talk


  • Grant M, Hanson J, Johnson S, Idell C, Rutledge DN. Evidence-based practice for staff nurses. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2012 Mar;43(3):117-24. PubMed PMID: 21899231.
  • Johnson S. It takes a team: creating a hematology/hematopoietic cell therapy day hospital. Nurs Adm Q. 2014 Jul-Sep;38(3):206-13. PubMed PMID: 24896573.
  • Thomson B, Gorospe G, Cooke L, Giesie P, Johnson S. Transitions of Care: A Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Nursing Education Project Across the Trajectory. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2015 Aug 1;19(4):E74-9. PubMed PMID: 26207720.
  • Johnson S., Giesie P.,Ireland A., Thomson B., Rice D. On the scene: creating a care coordinator role at City of Hope. Nursing Admin Q. 2016 Jan-March; 40 (1) 39-50. PubMed PMID:26636233.
  • Burhenn, P., Ferrell, B., Johnson, S., Hurria, A. Improving nurses knowledge about older adults with cancer. ONF 2016, 43(4), 497-504 DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.497-504.