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:
Click the video below to learn about the causes of back pain, and see a description of surgical options for severe back pain with Mischer Neuroscience Institute physician Dr. Michele Johnson.