Dr. AJ Johnson, MD FACS FAOA - University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director

Dr. AJ Johnson

MD FACS FAOA

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director

Austin, TX | United States

Main Specialties: Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

Additional Specialties: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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Dr. AJ Johnson, MD FACS FAOA - University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School - Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director

Dr. AJ Johnson

MD FACS FAOA

Introduction

Dr. Johnson was born in Korea and raised in Texas. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1994 and the UCLA School of Medicine in 1998 as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He served as the Engineer Brigade Surgeon, 2nd Infantry Division prior to graduating with honors from the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in 2004. He became an American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Diplomate in 2006 and obtained his Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine in 2008.

Dr. Johnson is currently the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinical Director at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. His prior position was the Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center as well as the Custodian of the DoD Joint Trauma System’s Military Orthopaedic Trauma Registry (MOTR). He has deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom (2006), Iraqi Freedom (2007), and New Dawn (2010) as a member of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and served as the Orthopaedic SME for the Expeditionary Resuscitative
Surgical Teams – Africa and the Advanced Virtual Support to Special Operations program.

A Past-President of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons (SOMOS) and the US Armed Forces Sports Medical Advisory Board, he has served as the Team Physician and Director of Medical Operations for 15 international competitions to include the Para-Pan American, Paralympic, and Military World Games. His current committee leadership appointments include SOMOS Liaison to the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) Disaster & EMT Committee as well as the AAOS Extremity War Injuries & Disaster Preparedness Project Team, AAOS Diversity Advisory Board, AAOS Council on Research & Quality, Major Extremity Trauma and Rehabilitation Consortium (METRC) Steering Committee, and AAOS Liaison to the PQRS Performance Measures Workgroup on Osteoarthritis Function & Pain Assessment.

His scholarly activities include 56 peer-reviewed publications, 3 Clinical Practice Guidelines, 16 Moderator/Panelist roles, 75 podium presentations and over $22.3M in extra-mural grant funding for his work on Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis and Health Outcomes Disparities in casualties with an emphasis on the reintegration of elite disabled tactical athletes, especially female amputees. A Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association, American College of Surgeons & the Order of Military Medical Merit, he is also the recipient of the “A” Proficiency Designator by the Army Surgeon General, the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, the AAOS Senior Achievement Award, and the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium’s Golden Headed Cane Award for demonstrated excellence in patient care, teaching, and clinical research. His military awards include the Combat Medical Badge, the Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze Star Medals, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and 4 Meritorious Service Medals.

Primary Affiliation: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School - Austin, TX , United States

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Education

Jun 1998
UCLA School of Medicine
MD
Jun 1994 - May 1998
University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
MD
May 1994
United States Military Academy
BS

Publications

38Publications

518Reads

451Profile Views

51PubMed Central Citations

Pelvic Fracture Care.

Mil Med 2018 09;183(suppl_2):115-117

Joint Trauma System, 3698 Chambers Pass, Building 3611, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usy111DOI Listing
September 2018
4 Reads

Acute Extremity Compartment Syndrome and the Role of Fasciotomy in Extremity War Wounds.

Mil Med 2018 09;183(suppl_2):108-111

Joint Trauma System, 3698 Chambers Pass, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, TX.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usy084DOI Listing
September 2018
26 Reads

Sex-based Differences in Common Sports Injuries.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2018 Jul;26(13):447-454

From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale University, New Haven, CT (Dr. Carter), the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (Dr. Ireland), the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX (Dr. Johnson), the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University, New York, NY (Dr. Levine), the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (Dr. Martin), the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (Dr. Bedi), and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Dr. Matzkin).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00607DOI Listing
July 2018
20 Reads
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An Impaled Potential Unexploded Device in the Civilian Trauma Setting: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

J Emerg Med 2018 05 20;54(5):645-650. Epub 2018 Jan 20.

Department of Emergency Medicine, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.12.018DOI Listing
May 2018
11 Reads
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Blood Flow Restriction Training for Postoperative Lower-Extremity Weakness: A Report of Three Cases.

Curr Sports Med Rep 2018 Apr;17(4):119-122

San Antonio Military Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics, Fort Sam Houston, TX.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/JSR.0000000000000470DOI Listing
April 2018
9 Reads
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Reliability of Casting Indices Among Members of an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency.

J Pediatr Orthop 2017 Jun;37(4):e238-e242

Department of Orthopaedics, San Antonio Medical Center, TX.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BPO.0000000000000908DOI Listing
June 2017
22 Reads
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Blood Flow Restriction Training After Knee Arthroscopy: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.

Clin J Sport Med 2017 May;27(3):245-252

*Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Ft Sam, Houston, Texas; and †Center for the Intrepid, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Ft Sam, Houston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0000000000000377DOI Listing
May 2017
21 Reads
3 Citations
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Arthritis, comorbidities, and care utilization in veterans of operations enduring and Iraqi Freedom.

J Orthop Res 2017 03 20;35(3):682-687. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.23323DOI Listing
March 2017
7 Reads
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Total knee arthroplasty for posttraumatic osteoarthritis in military personnel under age 50.

J Orthop Res 2017 03 30;35(3):677-681. Epub 2016 May 30.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.23290DOI Listing
March 2017
20 Reads
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Military Orthopaedic Trauma Registry: Quality Data Now Available.

J Surg Orthop Adv 2016 ;25(2):89-92

U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research and Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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January 2017
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The Military Orthopedic Trauma Registry: The potential of a specialty specific process improvement tool.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016 11;81(5 Suppl 2 Proceedings of the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium):S100-S103

From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (J.C.R.), US Army Institute of Surgical Research and San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas; US Army Institute of Surgical Research (R.M.G.), JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Joint Trauma System (M.A.S.), JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (A.E.J.), San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TA.0000000000001145DOI Listing
November 2016
35 Reads
1.970 Impact Factor

CORR Insights(®): Shoulder Activity Level is Associated with Type of Employment and Income in the Normative Population Without Shoulder Disorders.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2016 10 2;474(10):2277-9. Epub 2016 Aug 2.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brooke Army Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX, 78234, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11999-016-5008-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5014841PMC
October 2016
5 Reads
2.770 Impact Factor

Burnout in U.S. Military Orthopaedic Residents and Staff Physicians.

Mil Med 2016 08;181(8):835-9

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, San Antonio Military Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-15-00325DOI Listing
August 2016
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Return to Duty Rates in Active Duty Service Members After Elective Surgery of the Lumbar Spine.

Mil Med 2016 06;181(6):572-6

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, San Antonio Military Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-15-00216DOI Listing
June 2016
9 Reads

Correlation Between Femoral Neck Shaft Angle and Surgical Management in Trainees With Femoral Neck Stress Fractures.

US Army Med Dep J 2016 Jan-Mar:1-5

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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March 2016
21 Reads

Observed Rates of Lower Extremity Stress Fractures After Implementation of the Army Physical Readiness Training Program at JBSA Fort Sam Houston.

US Army Med Dep J 2016 Jan-Mar:6-9

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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March 2016
12 Reads
1 Citation

Implementation of TeamSTEPPS at a Level-1 Military Trauma Center: The San Antonio Military Medical Center Experience.

US Army Med Dep J 2015 Oct-Dec:75-9

Dept of Surgery, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.

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December 2015
34 Reads
1 Citation

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons/Orthopaedic Trauma Associations/Pediatric Orthopaedic Association Disaster Response and Preparedness Course.

J Orthop Trauma 2015 Oct;29 Suppl 10:S23-5

*Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA-Ft. Sam Houston, TX; †Division of Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; and ‡Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, The Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BOT.0000000000000405DOI Listing
October 2015
12 Reads
1.540 Impact Factor

Comparison of female and male casualty cohorts from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

US Army Med Dep J 2015 Apr-Jun:80-5

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX.

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August 2015
10 Reads

Female combat amputees have higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder disability.

US Army Med Dep J 2015 Apr-Jun:74-9

US Army Institute of Surgical Research, San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX.

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August 2015
8 Reads
2 Citations

Disability After Deployment Injury: Are Women and Men Service Members Different?

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015 Aug;473(8):2448-54

US Army Institute of Surgical Research, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11999-015-4180-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4488211PMC
August 2015
7 Reads
2 Citations
2.770 Impact Factor

Quantification of the exposure of the glenohumeral joint from the minimally invasive to more invasive subscapularis approach to the anterior shoulder: a cadaveric study.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014 Jun 2;23(6):895-901. Epub 2013 Dec 2.

Orthopaedic Trauma Service, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2013.09.013DOI Listing
June 2014
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1 Citation
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Female veterans of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom: status and future directions.

Mil Med 2014 Feb;179(2):133-6

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, San Antonio Military Medical Center, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234.

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February 2014
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Posttraumatic osteoarthritis caused by battlefield injuries: the primary source of disability in warriors.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2012 ;20 Suppl 1:S64-9

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3689418PMC
September 2012
13 Reads
19 Citations
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Musculoskeletal injuries sustained in modern army combatives.

Mil Med 2012 Jan;177(1):60-3

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7205/milmed-d-11-00065DOI Listing
January 2012
8 Reads

Breakout session: Ethnic and gender differences in diabetic foot management and amputations.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011 Jul;469(7):1967-70

Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, MCHE-DOR-O, San Antonio Military Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Building 3600, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11999-010-1742-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3111763PMC
July 2011
9 Reads
2.770 Impact Factor

Mortality in female war veterans of operations enduring freedom and Iraqi freedom.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011 Jul;469(7):1956-61

Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78244, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11999-011-1840-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3111768PMC
July 2011
22 Reads
2 Citations
2.770 Impact Factor

Data-driven disaster management requires data: implementation of a military orthopaedic trauma registry.

J Surg Orthop Adv 2011 ;20(1):56-61

San Antonio Military Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA.

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May 2011
14 Reads

Comparison of dorsal and volar approaches to the proximal radius.

Orthopedics 2011 Jan 1;34(2):93. Epub 2011 Jan 1.

Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/01477447-20101221-14DOI Listing
January 2011
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The orthopedic specialty care management team: the McDonald Army Health Center experience.

Mil Med 2009 Jul;174(7):745-9

Department of Specialty Care, U.S. Armed Forces Judo and Soccer, McDonald Army Health Center, 576 Jefferson Avenue, Fort Eustis, VA 23604, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7205/milmed-d-02-3108DOI Listing
July 2009
10 Reads

Bilateral quadriceps tendon ruptures in a healthy, active duty soldier: case report and review of the literature.

Mil Med 2006 Dec;171(12):1251-4

Hand Surgery, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-3600, USA.

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December 2006
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2 Citations

Iron supplementation and the female soldier.

Mil Med 2006 Apr;171(4):298-300

Orthopedic Surgery Service, McDonald Army Hospital, Fort Eustis, VA 23604-5548, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7205/milmed.171.4.298DOI Listing
April 2006
7 Reads

Avulsion of the extensor carpi radialis brevis insertion: a case report and review of the literature.

Mil Med 2006 Feb;171(2):136-8

Orthopedic Surgery Service, McDonald Army Hospital, Fort Eustis, VA 23604, USA.

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February 2006
7 Reads
2 Citations

Ipsilateral complex dorsal dislocations of the index and long finger metacarpophalangeal joint.

Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2005 May;34(5):241-5

Orthopedic Surgery, McDonald Army Hospital, 576 Jefferson Avenue, Fort Eustis, VA 23604, USA.

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May 2005
6 Reads
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Treatment of adolescent hallux valgus with the first metatarsal double osteotomy: the denver experience.

J Pediatr Orthop 2004 Jul-Aug;24(4):358-62

Orthopaedic Surgery Service Brooke Army Medical Center (MCHE-SDR), Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA.

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October 2004
8 Reads
4 Citations
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Avulsion of the common hamstring tendon origin in an active duty airman.

Mil Med 2003 Jan;168(1):40-2

Orthopaedic Surgery Service, Brooke Army Medical Center (MCHE-SDR), 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Building 3600, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6200, USA.

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January 2003
8 Reads
4 Citations