University of Nebraska Medical Center

Tate Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology

Dr. Tate Johnson

Dr. Tate Johnson is a rheumatologist and clinician-investigator with an interest in cardiovascular disease outcomes in patients with rheumatic disease, in particular rheumatoid arthritis. His long-term goal is to elucidate novel mechanisms of cardiovascular disease burden in rheumatoid arthritis to improve the prediction, prevention, and management of cardiovascular risk in this population. He has received research funding from the Rheumatology Research Foundation and is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical and Translational Research through the Mentored Scholars Program at UNMC.

 Clinically, Dr. Johnson treats patients with all rheumatic diseases, with a particular focus in the inflammatory arthritis syndromes, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and spondyloarthritis. He frequently incorporates the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound into the diagnosis and management of his patients. Dr. Johnson is interested in education, with an active role in fellowship training as well as the education of medical students and residents. He is involved in several national committees through the American College of Rheumatology and Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists.


  • Medical School: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, 2016
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2019
  • Chief Resident: Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2020
  • Fellowship: Rheumatology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2022
  • Graduate Education:  PhD, Clinical and Translational Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center, in progress
  • Clinical and translational research in rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis-related cardiovascular disease
  • Epidemiology and outcomes research in rheumatic disease