Dr. Tumi Johnson, M.D.

Holistic Physician, Dancer, Poet

Dr. Tumi Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Oluwatumininu (Tumi) Johnson is an Integrative Holistic medical doctor, dancer, and poet. 


As a physician, she is board certified in Internal Medicine and is also a diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. 

Dr. Johnson graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical School, receiving the honor of her school’s Kaufman Prize in Medicine for “humaneness and unselfish service in medicine. ”  She completed her medical residency at NYU with a focus in Internal Medicine/Primary Care, receiving special training in psychosocial health care at that time. 

Dr. Johnson has worked in many clinical settings. She was made Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU in 2011.  A graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, she also has expertise in nutrition with past experience running a weight management clinic in New York and serving in West Africa with Doctors without Borders to oversee nutrition clinics. She has also done medical volunteer work in the Amazon, Haiti, and Kenya, among other places. 

Dr. Johnson has also been a consistent yoga practitioner for over 20 years, and completed yoga teacher training with YogaWorks in 2012. 


As a healing dancer, Dr. Johnson creates and performs her poemdances around the world. These dances are crafted and performed by Dr. Johnson with the intention of supporting the healing processes of whoever watches/witnesses the movement. She has performed these dances in several venues in NYC including Dixon Place, Judson Church, in L.A. (at REDCAT) and outside the U.S. in France, Haiti, and Thailand, amonth other places. Films of her poemdances have been shown as part of film and dance festivals including NYC's Performane Mix Festival, North Dance Film Festival and at Seattle Transmedial Independent Film Festival, where in 2018, her poemdance It Happened was awarded the runner-up prize. 




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