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Michael H. Johnson, MD

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Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery and Hand Surgery Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Fellowship at Brown University Hand & Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at Harvard University

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Areas of Focus

Hand & Wrist Care
Pediatric Care
Shoulder & Elbow Care
Sports Medicine

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Practice Overview

Michael H. Johnson, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in condition and injuries from the collarbone to the finger tips, including shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Dr. Johnson specializes in shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff and labral tears as well as arthroplasty of the shoulder, including complex revisions. Within hand surgery, he specializes in carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, arthroscopic treatment of arthritis, tendon or ligament tears, and dupuytren’s contracture. He treats all types of fractures of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand as well. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Stanford University in Stanford, California. He received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his Residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He completed a Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at Brown University and a Hand Surgery Fellowship at Harvard University.

Clinical Interest

Shoulder Care, including shoulder replacement including complex revision, arthroscopic shoulder surgery including rotator cuff tears, labral tears, sports medicine injuries, all fractures
Elbow Care, including arthroscopy, arthroplasty/elbow replacement, fractures, Tommy John, ligament reconstruction
Wrist Care, including all fractures including distal radius fractures, arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries
Hand Care, including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, arthroscopic treatment of arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries, all fractures,
Fracture Care, including all fractures from shoulders and clavicle to the fingertips
Pediatric Care, including all ages and all fractures, duplicated thumbs or fingers, congenital trigger thumb
Sports Medicine, including Sports injuries of the upper extremity, tendon and ligament repairs and reconstructions, arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist or thumb.


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery

Brown University Shoulder & Elbow Surgery Fellowship
Harvard University Hand Surgery Fellowship

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree
University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine Medical Doctorate

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Human Biology, Stanford University

Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations

Blaine Orthopedics Surgery Center
North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center – Maple Grove
North Memorial Hospital
Mercy Hospital
Unity Hospital

Professional Affiliations

American Shoulder and Elbow Society (2017 – Present)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2014 – Present)
Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (2013 – Present)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (2008 – Present)
American Orthopaedic Association (2012 – Present)
AOA Emerging Leaders Program (2011 – Present)

Achievements and Awards

The Rex Diveley Award – UMKC Orthopaedic Resident of the Year (2013)
AOA-OREF Resident Leadership Forum (2012)
Orthopaedic Surgery Consultant of the Year (2010 – 2011)
Richard H. Kiene Award, Highest OITE score (2008 – 2009)

Albert Hastorf Award for Outstanding Service to Human Biology, Stanford University (2003)


Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, The Vancouver Clinic. (2017 – Present)
Chairman, Surgery Department, Legacy Hospital. Salmon Creek, WA. (2018 – Present)

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