Lloyd Johnson, MD

lloyd-johnson-mediumMy new career as fiction writer springs from work in Central Asia and travels in the Middle East spanning many years. We have lived in Bethlehem for several weeks during 2012, 2014 and 2016. Following the man of Galilee, and learning from Jesus’ stories, I began to write tales about people struggling with the issues in their lives and the current conflicts in that part of the world.  We in the United States learn of the Arab Spring but have little information about ordinary people’s daily lives in Israel and the West Bank.

Previously, as Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington,  I taught and practiced general and thoracic surgery in Seattle for many years,  publishing 26 scientific papers.  Additionally I worked as Professor of Surgery at the Haile Selassie I University in Gondar, Ethiopia for three years.  I served for two years in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon,  and volunteered in hospitals for several weeks each in Kenya, India, and in Pakistan with Afghan refugees.

Immediately after retirement I volunteered as CEO of a humanitarian NGO in Central Asia for several years,  continuing on its board of directors until 2012.

Marianne and I live in the Seattle area, enjoying our adult children and sixteen grandchildren, trying to keep up with all their birthdays.


  1. backfromtheborderlands
    February 29, 2012

    Hi Lloyd;
    So glad to see your blog. I appreciate your big heart for peace and justice. I am looking forward to reading more!

  2. Lyle Christopherson
    September 29, 2012

    Lloyd, you can run but, you can’t hide. Very happy to learn of your new rising career. I was unable to make reunion #63, two weeks ago but have had messages and phone calls from several that filled in a lot of the blanks. One being your new org.. Perhaps one day we can sit down for a fellowship and compare travel notes. I don’t do “fb” or “twit.”
    Best wishes to you and yours.
    Lyle C.

  3. Ibrahim
    October 12, 2012

    Hi Lloyd,

    I truly appreciate what you’re doing. As a Palestinian, I am grateful to all who make the effort to shed some light on the suffering and injustice our people are going thru.

    Keep blogging and I will keep reading.

    Thanks you.