Dr. Johnson is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in
both open and minimally invasive techniques of spinal surgery. Dr. Johnson
practices all aspects of operative spine care, and treats the cervical,
thoracic and lumbar spine, and has lectured numerous times both locally
and regionally on spinal disorders and treatments.
Following residency, he completed a spine surgery fellowship at the University
of California, San Diego under Dr. Steven R. Garfin. During his fellowship,
he worked with both neuro and orthopaedic spine surgeons to learn advanced
surgical techniques in the treatment of spinal disorders.
Dr. Johnson is originally from Minneapolis. He completed his undergraduate
studies Magna Cum Laude and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society
at the University of California, San Diego’s Revelle College with
a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry/chemistry. Subsequently, he earned
his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
graduating as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
He pursued Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at Northwestern University
in Chicago, where he was elected Chief Administrative resident and was
awarded journal club grants from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery/Orthopaedic
Research and Education Foundation. He was also awarded a Hark Lectureship
grant, and served as a team physician for the Chicago Public Schools’
athletic program. His position as chief resident earned him the opportunity
to work at spring training with the Chicago Cubs.