Fabian M. Johnston, M.D., M.H.S., is an as assistant professor of surgery and co-director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program. Dr. Johnston’s areas of clinical expertise include colorectal cancer, cytoreductive surgery, gastric cancer, gastroesophageal cancer, gastrointestinal cancers and tumors, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), neuroendocrine tumors, pancreatic cancer, and sarcoma.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Johnston was assistant professor of Surgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and earned his medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He completed residencies at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis. He performed fellowships at Washington University in St. Louis, and Johns Hopkins University, where he also earned his master’s degree.
Dr. Johnston holds leadership and committee positions at various organizations, including education committee member for the Association of Academic Surgeons, the Association of Academic Surgeons’ representative for the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons Committee for Surgical Palliative Care. He is also a member of Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Johnston’s research interests include incorporating highly innovative patient-centered models to improve the utilization of palliative care amongst patients with advanced gastrointestinal malignancies, and improving the quality of life for patient populations when they are most severely ill and vulnerable.