Dr. Johnson specializes in helping people get back to their pre-injury level of activity, whether that is running ultra-marathons, playing collegiate ice hockey, or simply walking for exercise.
- Clinical Interests
- Sports injuries to the foot & ankle
- Foot & ankle fractures
- Cartilage Injury
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Achilles tendonitis
- Post traumatic arthritis & deformity
- Ankle arthritis
- Osteochondral Dessicans (OCD) of the Talus
- Foot deformity
- Medical Education
- MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
- Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery
- Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery
- Board Certifications
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
- Waltham: Mass General Waltham
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Beech Street
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
- Cigna (PAL #'s)
- Fallon Community HealthCare
- Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
- Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
- Humana/Choice Care PPO
- Medicare - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
- Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
- OSW - Maine
- OSW - New Hampshire
- OSW - Rhode Island
- Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
- Railroad Medicare
- Railroad Medicare - ACD
- Senior Whole Health
- Tufts Health Plan
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
- United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.
- Patient Age Group
Dr. Holly Johnson earned her BA cum laude in English from Harvard University and her MD from the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. After completing her general surgery internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, she went on to complete her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Johnson's training culminated with a Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery from the Hospital for Special Surgery as well. She joined the MGH Orthopaedic Staff in 2008.
Dr. Johnson was Captain of the Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Team, achieving All-Ivy accolades. She has run multiple marathons (most recently Boston 2011, 2012 and 2014) and continues to be active in tennis, golf and ice hockey.
Dr. Johnson treats all orthopaedic maladies of the foot and ankle, and has a particular interest in osteochondral lesions, ligament instability, foot and ankle trauma, and Achilles tendon problems. She also treats sports-related injuries, deformity, arthritis, and bunions. She has researched and published on flatfoot deformity and posterior tibial tendon insufficiency.
Watch Dr. Johnson's Grand Rounds presentation on the Dreams & Heartbreaks of the Sochi Olympics.
- Research Summary
Dr. Johnson has researched and published on the treatment Flatfoot Deformity. She is currently writing a chapter in a Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine textbook. She is interested in clinical research of the foot and ankle.
You can see a Grand Rounds Presentation by Dr Johnson on Diagnosis and Treatment of Peroneal Tendon Pathology.
Johnson A, Aibinder W, Deland JT. Clinical tip: partial plantar plate release for correction of crossover second toe. Foot Ankle Int. 2008 Nov;29(11):1145-7.
Asnis PD, Gardner MJ, Ranawat A, Leitzes AH (Johnson AH), Peterson MG, Bass AR. The Effectiveness of Warfarin Dosing from a Nomogram Compared with Housestaff Dosing. J Arthroplasty. 2007 Feb;22(2):213-8.
Leitzes AH (Johnson AH), Potter HG, Amaral T, Marx RG, Lyman S, Widmann RF. Reliability and accuracy of MRI scanogram in the evaluation of limb length discrepancy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2005 Nov-Dec;25(6):747-9.
Dr. Holly Johnson, who is a part of the Foot & Ankle Center, joined the board of directors of the Foot & Ankle Foundation.
The Mass General / Newton-Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center, located at Mass General West in Waltham, celebrated its opening.
If you are shopping for new sandals or flip flops to wear this summer—or digging old footwear out of the closet—don't forget to consider the health of your feet.
Planning to exercise more in the coming months? A Mass General orthopaedic surgeon shares her advice on how to do it right.
Dr. Anne Johnson offers tips on buying running shoes.
Anne Holland "Holly" Johnson, MD, a foot and ankle surgeon in the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery and U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey Team doctor, at center, savors her final days in Sochi, Russia.
Anne Holland "Holly" Johnson, MD, a Foot and Ankle surgeon in the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery, will travel to Sochi, Russia on Feb. 1 to watch – and watch over – the U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey team.
Anne Holland "Holly" Johnson, MD, interim director of the Foot and Ankle Service in the MGH Department of Orthopædic Surgery, has been named the team doctor for the 2014 U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey team.
Do you suffer from sore feet? Read what Dr. Johnson, Interim Director of the Foot and Ankle Service, suggests for treating sore feet in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
All are invited to attend the fifth annual Boston Health & Fitness Expo hosted by Partners HealthCare and WHDH-7News June 25 and 26 at the Hynes Convention Center.
Foot & Ankle Center Opening Celebration
On November 1, 2016, the Mass General/Newton-Wellesley Foot & Ankle Center had an opening celebration.
Orthopaedics at MG West
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is proud to announce the opening of their new state-of-the-art outpatient facility in Waltham, housing the new Foot & Ankle Center.
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