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Johnson, Maria Elena, MD





Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Gastroenterology
Not Currently Accepting New Patients
  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise
Achalasia, Benign Esophageal Disorders, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Constipation, Endoscopy, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Esophageal/Ano-Rectal Manometry, Fecal Incontinence, Gastroenterology / Digestive Diseases in Women, Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery (GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Pelvic Floor Disorders

Hospitals and Organizations

  • Hartford Hospital
  • MidState Medical Center


University of Connecticut School of Medicine ‐ Gastroenterology

Medical School
The University of St. George's (West Indies)

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

St. John's University

Professional Organizations

  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society


Dr. Johnson is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. While completing a Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Connecticut, she was awarded the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society motility training scholarship. She received specialized gastrointestinal motility training at Penn State, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. This training included esophageal manometry, pH-impedance testing, Bravo pH testing, anorectal manometry and smart pill technology. She was able to witness first hand biofeedback therapy performed by a physical therapist for women with fecal incontinence and dysfunctional defecation.

Her fluency in Spanish has allowed her to care for many Spanish-speaking patients without the need for a third party translator.

As co-Director of the Hartford Healthcare Women's Gastrointestinal Health Center, she strives to provide the best care for women alongside a team of women that are dedicated to do the same.