Alex Johnson

Assistant Professor
Adult Psychiatrist


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. I earned my undergraduate degree in cell and molecular biology (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Minnesota Duluth and completed my psychiatric residency at the U of M. I further went through a Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, which focused on perinatal psychiatry, psycho-oncology, addiction work, and transplant psychiatry.

Within my role, I will be practicing primarily at the hospital on the East Bank, doing inpatient consult liaison psychiatry, including a half-day clinic every week working with the Women’s Wellbeing Team. A key highlight of my job is working alongside medical students and residents within a clinical setting, plus being involved in the more formal didactic lectures given to second-year residents.

Administrative Assistant

(for academic support only)
Teneshia Collins



MD, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Major: Doctor of Medicine
BS, Magna Cum Laude, University of Minnesota - Duluth
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship,
Medical College of Wisconsin
Adult Psychiatry Residency,
University of Minnesota

Licensures and Certifications

Minnesota Medical License

Honors and Recognition

2015-2016 MS Year 2 Academic Award
Wallace D Armstrong Memorial Award
2014-2015 MS Year 1 Academic Award

Professional Memberships

National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Loeks-Johnson A, David V Power, 2020. What are the best treatments for intellectually disabled patients with aggression?. Evidence-Based Practice, 23 (3): 21-22.
Loeks-Johnson, A, Steven Thurber, William Meller, 2018. Suicide Among Liver Transplant Patients. International Journal of Scientific Research, 7 (3):
Regal, Jean F., Kathryn E. Lillegard, Ashley J. Bauer, Barbara J. Elmquist, Alex C. Loeks-Johnson, and Jeffrey S. Gilbert, 2015. Neutrophil Depletion Attenuates Placental Ischemia-Induced Hypertension in the Rat.. Plos One, 10.7 E0132063.
Lillegard, K. E., A. C. Loeks-Johnson, J. W. Opacich, J. M. Peterson, A. J. Bauer, B. J. Elmquist, R. R. Regal, J. S. Gilbert, J. F. Regal, 2014. Differential Effects of Complement Activation Products C3a and C5a on Cardiovascular Function in Hypertensive Pregnant Rats.. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, 351.2 344-351.
Regal, Jean F., B. Paige Lawrence, Alex C. Johnson, Sarah J. Lojovich, Michael A. O'reilly, 2014. Neonatal Oxygen Exposure Alters Airway Hyper-responsiveness but Not the Response to Allergen Challenge in Adult Mice.. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 25.2 180-186.
Lillegard, Kathryn E., Alex C. Johnson, Sarah J. Lojovich, Ashley J. Bauer, Henry C. Marsh, Jeffrey S. Gilbert, Jean F. Regal, 2013. Complement Activation Is Critical for Placental Ischemia-induced Hypertension in the Rat.. Molecular Immunology, 56.1-2 91-97.
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Loeks-Johnson, AC. "Biological Treatments of Personality Disorders", VA Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 28, 2020.



Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, F282/2A West Building, 2450 Riverside Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454