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Jeffery Johnson, MD

Jeffrey Johnson, MD
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Foot and Ankle Service
Director, Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program

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Clinical Specialty
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery/Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests
Expertise in the evaluation and treatment of all types of adult and adolescent foot and ankle disorders, especially those resulting from trauma, arthritis, neuromuscular disease, congenital deformity, flatfoot deformities, rheumatoid arthritis, hallux valgus, ankle arthroscopy, and foot complications of diabetes. Special interest in tendon transfers for correction of foot drop, total ankle replacement and the surgical correction of the late sequelae of clubfoot deformity in the adolescent.

Research Interests
Research interests include ESWT, treatment of foot drop, hallux rigidus and diabetic foot complications.

After college at Duke University and medical school at Georgetown University, Dr. Johnson served an internship at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in San Francisco as a commissioned officer. He then practiced Family Medicine in Sandstone, Minnesota. He served an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota. Following residency, he was a fellow in Foot and Ankle Surgery at the University of Texas, Houston, under the direction of Donald E. Baxter, M.D. He joined the full-time faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he served from 1989 until his appointment to the full-time faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in 1986.

Currently, Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service and Director of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship Program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center. He is also on the consulting staff of the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis.  

Dr. Johnson serves as President-elect on the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, a 2,200 member national organization of board certified orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of all types of foot and ankle disorders.

Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1991. Recertified, 2002, 2010.

Medical Degree
Georgetown University

Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic & Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Foot & Ankle Surgery, University of Texas

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Ankle pain after a sprain

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