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Dr. Darren L.Johnson

  • title UK Healthcare Team Physician
  • Hometown https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/ortho/physicians/darren-johnson-md/
BIO

Darren Johnson received his medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Johnson is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Personal Statement
In sports medicine we see a lot of high school and college kids who have an injury, and for the patient, it’s like the end of the world. What’s going through their mind is, “I’ll never be able to get back on the field.” We see them at their lowest point, we operate on them and go through the rehab process. When that player goes back on the field and back to doing what they love to do, you can’t beat it. This is not a job to me. This is my calling.

Faculty Rank
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Areas
Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests
Arthroscopy, Knee and shoulder reconstruction, orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine

Education 
Degree
University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine

Residency
University of Southern California, School of Medicine, Los Angeles

Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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