Colleen N. Johnson, MD


Professional Biography

Dr. Colleen Johnson has been with Ascentist ENT since 2017. Prior to joining our practice, she practiced for three years at Saint Luke’s Hospital system and also served nine years in the US Air Force as an otolaryngologist stationed in Texas and Maryland. She grew up northwest of Kansas City in Lansing, Kansas. Dr. Johnson continues to serve the north and northwest metro area in our Kansas City, Kansas, location near Legends Outlets, which is also conveniently located near Fort Leavenworth so she can continue to regularly treat military service members and their families. Dr. Johnson treats both adults and children for the full spectrum of ear, nose and throat disorders, including endocrine surgery, voice issues, nasal obstruction, allergy concerns, ear disorders and tonsil problems. Her primary areas of interest are thyroid surgery, voice disorders, pediatrics and advanced sinus surgery.

As a 2020 Top Doctor, Dr. Johnson is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized care to every patient. She is actively involved in the community of KCK, volunteering at Piper School district and with multiple community organizations.   She is also a mother of four active boys.  She treats all her pediatric patients as if they were her own family.


University of Kansas- 2001
Bachelor of Arts Microbiology & Biochemistry

Tulane University School of Public Health - 2005
Master of Public Health, Health Systems Management

Tulane University School of Public Health - 2005
Doctor  of Medicine

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium - 2005-2010

Volunteer/Leadership Experience

  • 2012- 2014:  United States Air Force, Chief of Otolaryngology Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic, Andrews Air Force Base, MD
  • 2011 - 2014:  Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Volunteer, Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America, 2014- present

Published Works

  • Johnson, CN, Eller, RL. Bilateral vocal fold polyps with occult sulcus mucosal bridge. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal. 2011 Jun;90(6):248.

Honors & Awards

  • 2020 - Top Doctors of Kansas City
  • 2019 - Top Doctors of Kansas City
  • 2005 - John J Walsh MD leadership Award
  • 2005 - American Medical Womens’ Association Janet M Glasgow Achievement Award


  • Member of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Member of Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society