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Danny Duncan II, RRT, RCP Clinical Director of Respiratory Therapy

Danny Duncan II, RRT, RCP

Director of Respiratory Therapy

Office: Roy F. Christensen Building (RFC) | Room B1-7

(208) 282-2140

Professional Work Experience:

  • Respiratory Therapist in hospital – 7 years
  • 5 years in level 2 trauma facility
  • 2 years level 3 NICU / Surgical NICU
  • 3 years Burn unit
  • 3 years PICU

Board Certifications / Licenses:

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • S.T.A.B.L.E (Sugar, temperature, airway, blood pressure, lab work and emotional support-specifically for NICU)

I thoroughly enjoy my career as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and look forward to training individuals to become certified and competent healthcare professionals. I believe working in the health care field provides job stability, great pay and benefits and gives individuals a chance to help people in need.

Personal background & Interests:

I was born and raised in sunny San Diego.  I grew up working on, riding and racing dirt bikes and ATV’s and still have a passion for the sport. Football and hockey are my favorite sports and I played both as a kid. All my family still lives in San Diego but I moved up to Idaho with my wife and kids in 2018. Living here offers a slower pace life and provides a better environment to raise my family. I love spending time outside with my wife, 3 kids, 3 cats and 2 dogs. We all enjoy watching super cross and football and spending as much time as possible together.

I have worked as a Respiratory Therapist in Sioux City, IA, San Diego, CA and now in Idaho Falls, ID. I get a lot of satisfaction from being a health care provider and am super excited for the opportunity I have to share my experience and help others become RT’s. I am extremely meticulous and thorough in my work and I look forward to teaching individuals to become competent and confident Respiratory Therapists here at ISU.

Matt Johnson BSHS, RRT-RCP

Director of Clinical Education for Respiratory Therapy

Office: Roy F. Christensen Building (RFC) Room B1-7



 Clinical Work Experience

Registered Respiratory Therapist, 16 years

  • Bedside Hospital Floor and Rehab Care
  • Cardiac, Burn, Medical, and Pediatric Intensive Care Units
  • Trauma and Code Blue teams
  • RT Supervisor
  • Staff and patient education
  • Employee and student Preceptor

Board Certifications and Licensure

  • State of Idaho BOM RRT licensure
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • BLS Certification
  • ACLS Certification
  • PALS Certification
  • NRP Certification


I was brought up in Idaho Falls and have lived there nearly all my life. I love it here in Idaho for all that it offers in scenery, outdoor entertainment, and a hometown feel to lifestyle. I have raised my family here, married off two with one still hanging out with old parents. I intend to hang about for a while, yet. My interests largely revolve around my family as we continue to grow in volume. As time permits, I enjoy playing and recording music in my po-man’s studio, skiing with my son, anything Star Wars, and lots of hours in the woods with my wife.

My interest in Respiratory Therapy began as a child with Asthma, and was nudged in the right direction by wonderful RT and sister who loved every aspect of patient care. It also grew as my perspective as a patient grew. I observed many RTs treat me with care and work with purpose, efficiency, and, most importantly, above the waist! The focused scope of practice in Respiratory Therapy has given me a chance to learn, in depth, vital physiological processes that apply to me directly. It has also given me a frame of reference to better help others at the bedside, and now in the classroom.

Having the opportunity to teach what I love is exciting for me. I love to see the lightbulbs go on for students who work hard with a desire to better themselves and those around them as they choose to serve in healthcare. It is wonderful to be a part of helping to produce high-quality Respiratory Therapists to participate in caring for the great people in our region.