Alex Johnson, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist with expertise in joint replacements. He specializes in treating patients with conditions of the knee, shoulder, elbow and hip. Dr. Johnson is skilled in arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure to diagnose and treat many joint conditions. One of his areas of focus is hip preservation, which involves hip arthroscopy, cartilage regeneration and other treatments to delay the need for hip replacement. Dr. Johnson is passionate about helping people of any age and athletic level return to the sports and activities they love.
Dr. Johnson is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He graduated with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in nuclear and radiological engineering. He then obtained his M.D., graduating cum laude from Emory University, and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins. While in residency training, Dr. Johnson also completed a National Institutes of Health research fellowship, investigating applications for head-mounted displays and augmented reality in orthopaedic surgery. Most recently, Dr. Johnson completed a sports medicine fellowship at the world renowned American Sports Medicine Institute at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama. During his fellowship, Dr. Johnson served as assistant team physician for the Birmingham Barrons baseball team, the Alabama Ballet, the University of West Alabama Tigers and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.
His clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization, elbow arthroscopy, ulnar collateral ligament (Tommy John) surgery, treatment of hip labral tears and femoroacetabular impingment (FAI), endoscopic hamstring repair, endoscopic gluteus medius repair and cartilage restoration.
Dr. Johnson’s research interests include computer-aided surgery, head mounted displays and augmented reality for use in orthopaedic surgery.