Toni D. Johnson-Chavis, MD, attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, and went on to complete her residency (years 1-3) in Pediatric Medicine at LAC-USC Pediatric Pavilion. She then completed her Ambulatory Pediatric Fellowship (year 4) at MLK Hospital. She also has completed a master’s in Public Health in Population, Family and International Health at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health.
She started a Pediatric outpatient practice in her hometown of Compton after realizing that there was a dearth of Board- Certified pediatricians in the Compton area. She is one of the founding members of Omnicare Medical Group. The group was composed of over 250 practitioners (both PCPs and Specialists) that primarily practiced in the South Los Angeles area. This group was formed for the expressed purpose of providing high quality care for vulnerable patients in the Compton, Lynwood ( SPA 6) area, largely by underrepresented minority physicians. There was a need for more Afro-American physicians to stay and practice in healthcare shortage areas. There continues to be a need for more Black contributions to diversity in the health professions, especially in this area.
Dr. Toni Johnson-Chavis (Greene), currently works as the CEO of De Novo Healthcare Community Clinic (A FQHC Look A Like) in Compton, as a medical director for Omnicare/AltaMed medical groups and as a lead pediatrician and quality of care trainer. She is currently a member of numerous organizations such as NMA, CMA, LACMA, ABWP and more.
She has served on multiple panels, e.g., Improving Access to Care and Gaps in Care to Improve Racial Disparities, Obesity and it’s Early Detection as a cause of Adolescent Diabetes , Improving Quality Outcomes with Essential Providers that Use Disparate EHR systems, Patient Practice Innovations and Improvements in Small and Solo Providers, and How to Attribute and Empanel Medicaid At Risk Patients.
It is satisfying to receive admiration and encouragement from parents for a job well done in helping raise their children. I thoroughly enjoy serving the community I was born and raised in.
She chose a career in medicine because she enjoys serving the community. Dr. Johnson-Chavis grew up in Compton and the Long Beach area and can speak Spanish. Outside of medicine, she enjoys swimming, reading, traveling abroad, and volunteering at church.
Pediatrics, Primary Care