Brian Johnson, M.D., F.A.A.O.S

Dr. Johnson's Specialties

Medical Education: University of Texas Medical School
Fellowship: San Diego Kaiser Permanente, Trained in Sports Medicine; University of Catania, Trained in Orthopaedic Trauma
Residency & Internship: University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals
Languages: English, Spanish

Dr. Brian Johnson was raised in a military family in multiple areas around the country. He spent his early childhood in Waterloo, Iowa, and later Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Brown University graduating with honors. While there he started on the Division 1 Football team as a lineman and later started on the Rugby team that won the Ivy League Crown 3 years in a row and were Division 1 National Quarter Finalists.

Dr. Johnson attended the University of Texas, Houston School of Medicine. While at the University of Texas, Dr. Johnson graduated in the top 1% of his medical school class with the distinction of Junior A.O.A. He later completed his residency training at the University of Utah and completed a Sports Medicine fellowship in San Diego, where he specialized in complex shoulder and knee reconstructions. He had the opportunity to study cartilage reconstructive procedures at the Rizzoli Institute in Italy during his residency and has published several scientific papers on this topic and other sports medicine related topics.

Dr. Johnson has traveled to France and visited with several of the nation's top surgeons. He has done over 1,000 shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements. Dr. Johnson enjoys the privilege of seeing patients with musculoskeletal disease approached in a compassionate, sophisticated and empathetic manner. Brian married his sweetheart Elizabeth who runs their household of six young and active children. Brian and crew moved to Sioux City to join CNOS in 2009 and start his practice in the heartland.

Dr. Brian Johnson is a kind, attentive care provider. He took the time to listen to what I had to say and took my concerns into consideration. After a lengthy visit and plan of action, I was able to avoid surgery and regain mobility and strength. Thanks to everyone at CNOS for the great experience.

Anonymous Patient

Dr. Johnson is one of the best! Very compassionate and truly cares for his patients! He is an amazing surgeon and I highly recommend him to anyone wanting pain relief for their shoulder or knee! Amazing staff as well, very caring and friendly and professional!

Anonymous Patient

In the News: Dr. Brian Johnson Discusses Shoulder Injuries in the Summer

With summer sports in full swing, often times shoulder injuries are prevalent. Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Dr. Brian Johnson, an orthopedic surgeon at CNOS, says that the body’s main protective signal is pain- and that you should always listen to it.

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In the News: Dr. Brian Johnson on Reverse Total Shoulder Surgery

Reverse total shoulder surgery helps patients with shoulder conditions that make standard shoulder replacements difficult. Dr. Johnson was featured for his work on this procedure.

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Dr. Johnson's Team

At CNOS you'll have a whole team supporting your care. Our team approach is just one way we show our commitment to excellence and improving your health. If you have any questions during your treatment, your care team can help.

Rosa Marquez

Physician Assistant