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.
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, 3:22) 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.
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.
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.