Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. He graduated from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho in 2001 with a degree in Zoology. He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa in 2005.
Doctor Johnson recently completed his board certification with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is board certified in foot surgery and is also board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. It is exciting that out of the approximately 25,000 podiatrists practicing in the United States there are only 900 or so podiatrists that are board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery, and Dr. Johnson is proud to be one of them!!!
He completed his podiatric surgical residency training as well as research fellowship at the Swedish Medical Center and Harborview Medical Centers in Seattle, Washington in 2008. He was fortunate to train under some of the most respected foot and ankle surgeons in the world. He was also able to complete an AO Foot and Ankle Trauma fellowship under the direction of Professor Hans Zwipp in Dresden, Germany with emphasis on care of intraarticular fractures of the Calcaneus. Dr. Johnson’s philosophy begins with conservative, non-surgical treatments and only advances to surgical treatments when other avenues of care have failed.
Dr. Johnson specializes in rearfoot and ankle reconstructive procedures with a special interest in the ankle and subtalar joint arthroscopy, total ankle replacement surgery, as well as forefoot reconstructive procedures including bunion deformity correction. Dr. Johnson’s comprehensive care involves not only the surgical aspect alone, but preparing his patients for successful outcomes focusing on the most rapid recovery, the best pain control, the longest lasting results, and the most satisfied patients.
The Ankle & Foot Specialists of Southern Oregon is one of only a few centers in the state of Oregon that perform total ankle joint replacement surgery. Dr. Johnson and his staff are striving to establish the premier foot and ankle center in southern Oregon, by providing not only state of the art care, but also a comfortable, professional environment for his patients.