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Christopher D. Johnson, MD, FACS
Verified Patient Rating: 4.93 (56 patient reviews and ratings)
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Voted by his peers as one
of 2018's NJ Top Docs

Hand & Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Knee, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery

Christopher D. Johnson, MD, FACS, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, sports medicine, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Johnson joined Professional Orthopaedic Associates in 1989.

After completing his undergraduate degree in chemistry and physics at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Johnson went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, in Piscataway, New Jersey.

He then completed internship training at Middlesex General University Hospital in Middlesex, New Jersey, and residency training at RWJUH, St. Peter's Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Johnson underwent advanced fellowship training in hand and reconstructive surgery at the Indiana Center for Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand in Indianapolis, Indiana. He also completed another fellowship as a team physician for Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Dr. Johnson is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Johnson enjoys sailing, fishing, boating, working out, and coaching.


  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 

Medical School

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ


  • Middlesex General University Hospital, Middlesex, NJ


  • RWJUH, St. Peter's Medical Center, New Brunswick, NJ


  • Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Indiana Center for Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand, Indianapolis, IN
  • Team Physician, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Specialty Board Certification
  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand issued by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Health Volunteers Overseas Member
  • Internal Arthroscopic Association
  • Medical Society of New Jersey
  • Monmouth Medical Society
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association
  • The New York Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • St. Vincent Hand Society


  • Instructor, Orthopaedic Residency Program, Monmouth Medical Center
  • Clinical Appointment, RWJ Medical School
  • Professor, Escuela Hospital in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • New Jersey Monthly “Top Doctor” Award for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • "New Jersey Top Doctor" Award, 2017
  • Arthroscopic Surgery for Sports Injuries
  • Dupytren's Contracture
  • Fracture Care, particularly for the Elbow, Hand, Shoulder, and Wrist
  • Hand Tendon and Nerve Reconstruction
  • Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Nerve Pressure Problems
  • Pediatric Fractures
“Dear Dr. Johnson, Thank you so much for getting me back up and running (literally) and for teaching me about the meaning of patience. I had a great race in Lake Placid and appreciated all the support you’ve given me.”
– Kristen M.
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