Pediatrician in Austin & Cedar Park, TX
North Austin Pediatrics P.A.
Chelsea Johnson was born at Bethesda Naval Hospital while her dad was stationed in Maryland as a Navy pilot. She was then raised primarily in Keller, TX where she began springboard and platform diving. She was fortunate enough to represent the USA at Junior World Championships and continue diving as a Division I athlete for Purdue University. She developed a passion for medicine while in college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science with a Pre-Med concentration. She proceeded to the University of Texas Medical School at Houston followed by a pediatric residency at Yale University. Chelsea was a provider in the Yale Pediatric Refugee Clinic and made several international trips to hospitals in Mwanza, Tanzania and Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. She has a passion for global health and newborn medicine.
Chelsea looks forward to life in Austin with her fellow-Pediatrician husband, Ian Patterson, and her cat, Rafiki (“friend” in Swahili--named after experiencing the beautiful language and people of Tanzania). Outside of medicine, Chelsea and her husband enjoy being active and outdoors. They support division rivals, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts, and therefore expect to have marital hardship twice a year.