John R. Johnson, MD

John R. Johnson, MD
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Field: Spine Surgery

Educational Background:
Undergraduate
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Undergraduate 1972 BS
Medical School
University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky School of Medicine 1972-76 MD
Surgery Intern
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY General Surgery Dept. 1976-77 Gen Surgery Intern
Orthopaedic Residency
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY Dept. of Orthopaedics 1977-81 Orthopaedic Residency
Fellowship
Kenton D. Leatherman Spine Institute Louisville, KY 1981-82 Spine Fellowship

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1983

Academic Appointments:
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery 2001-Present
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chairman, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery 1989-2011

Selected Peer Review Publications
Lumbar Fusion Outcomes Stratified by Specific diagnostic Indication. The Spine Journal.
Steven D. Glassman, M.D., Leah Carreon, M.D., MSc., Mladen Djurasovic, M.D., Mitchell Campbell, M.D., Rolando Puno, M.D. John R. Johnson, M.D., John R. Dimar, M.D. RhBMP-2 vs. Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Lumbar Spine Fusion: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Patients over 60 Years of Age. Spine
Glassman SD, Carreon LY, Djurasovic M, Dimar JR, Johnson JR, Puno RM, Campbell MJ:  Lumbar fusion outcomes stratified by specific diagnostic indication.  In Press, Spine J, 2008.
Risner, B, Nyland, J, Crawford, C, Roberts, C, Johnson, JR: Orthopaedic In-Training Examination Performance: A Nine-Year Review of a Residency Program Database. Southern Medical Journal 2008 Aug;101(8):791-6. Erratum in: South Med J. 2009 May;102(5):555.

Risner, B, Nyland, J, Crawford, C, Roberts, C, Johnson, JR:Relationship Between United States Medical Licensing Step I, Orthopaedic In-Training, Subjective Clinical Performance Evaluations and American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Examination Scores: A 12-Year Review of an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Journal of Surgical Education March/April 2010 issue, volume 67(2).


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Orthopaedic Surgery Dept.
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Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 852-5319
Fax: 852-7227

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