Karnjit K. Johl, M.D.


Internal Medicine

Clinical Informatics



Internal Medicine


  • Health Sciences Clinical Professor


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UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Primary Phone:
800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

Additional Phone Numbers

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Johl is an internal medicine physician with a clinical practice focused on hospital medicine. In addition to her clinical practice, she has an interest in medical education and is board certified in clinical informatics. 


Hospital Medicine


M.D., Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown OH 1995

B.S., Youngstown State University, Youngstown OH 1991

Internship: Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 1995


Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 1995-1998

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008

American Board of Preventative Medicine - Clinical Informatics,

Professional Memberships

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

American College of Physicians

Society for General Internal Medicine

Honors and Awards

UC Davis School of Medicine Tupper Award, 2018,

Golden Apple Internal Medicine Residency, 2014

Dean's Team Award for Clinical Team of the Year, 2012

UC Davis Health System: EMR Hospital and Specialty Physician Champion of the year, 2012

Friends of Nursing for Positive Impact on Patient as Part of a Team, 2010

Shifa Clinic Excellence In Teaching and Commitment, 2006

Outstanding UC Davis Faculty in Internal Medicine, 2006

Select Recent Publications

An Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA)-Based Framework to Prepare Fourth-Year Medical Students for Internal Medicine Careers. Elnicki DM, Aiyer MK, Cannarozzi ML, Carbo A, Chelminski PR, Chheda SG, Chudgar SM, Harrell HE, Hood LC, Horn M, Johl K, Kane GC, McNeill DB, Muntz MD, Pereira AG, Stewart E, Tarantino H, Vu TR. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Nov;32(11):1255-1260. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-4089-8. Epub 2017 Jun 20. PMID: 28634908

Engaging Learners in Health System Quality Improvement Efforts. Johl K, Grigsby RK. Acad Med. 2017 May;92(5):593-597. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001577. PMID: 28121655