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Dr. Michele Johnson, MD


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Physician Biography

Dr. Michele M. Johnson is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon who is an expert in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery and in disorders of the spinal cord, including spinal trauma and spinal tumors. Dr. Johnson has co-authored and published numerous papers included in the Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, Journal of Neurotrauma, Science, and Genetics.

Dr. Johnson is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the UTHealth Medical School and is Director of Spinal Trauma at Mischer Neuroscience Institute. She is a native Texan, born in Kingsville, Texas. She graduated from the University of Oregon with Honors in Biology, and received her medical degree with honors at Yale University of Medicine before completing her neurosurgery residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, she completed a spine surgery fellowship under Dr. Gerald Rodts at Emory University in 2008.

Her research has focused on:

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Degenerative Disk Disease

Dr. Johnson is committed to providing exceptional clinical care in order to deliver the highest quality outcomes for her patients, and specializes in the treatment of the following diseases and conditions:

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Phone: (713) 704-7100
Fax: (713) 704-7150

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