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Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

BA, BSc (Med), MD, FRCSC


Dr. Michael Johnson joined the Department of Surgery, Section of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery in 2001. 


Dr. Johnson graduated from the University of Manitoba Medical School [M.D., BSc (Med)] in 1994 after completing an undergraduate degree in Arts (English).  He was certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Orthopedic Surgery in 1999.  Subsequently, he spent two years completing combined orthopedic and neurosurgical adult and pediatric spine surgery fellowships in New York City (New York University Medical Center/Hospital for Joint Diseases) and Vancouver (Vancouver Combined Spine Program, Vancouver General Hospital). Clinical subspecialty areas of interest include spine trauma, spinal deformity and spinal tumors. 


Dr. Johnson’s research interests extend into both clinical and biomechanical spine research.  He is the Director of Spine Research at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Spine Research Laboratory (WSRL) located in the Rehabilitation Hospital. The WSRL is currently staffed with research assistants, medical students, physiotherapy students, orthopedic and neurosurgical residents, and spine fellows.  Ongoing projects include development of novel outcome measures such as accelerometers, global positioning systems and heart rate variability monitoring as clinical outcome tools in spine surgery and in-vivo spinal biomechanics.  Completed projects have been presented at national and international spine meetings (Canadian Spine Society, North American Spine Society) and have been published in Spine and the Journal of Neurosurgery.  Manuscripts have been published in Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and Orthopedic Knowledge Update Spine. Dr. Johnson’s research has received grant funding from the Alexander Gibson Foundation, Health Sciences Center Foundation and the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation.


Currently, Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the sections of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery/Winnipeg Spine Program at the University of Manitoba.  He is also Orthopedic Residency Program Director and a Royal College examiner for certification in Orthopedics.   He is a member of the medical staff at Health Sciences Center, CancerCare Manitoba, Children’s Hospital and the Rehabilitation Center for Children. He is an active member of the Canadian Spine Society, North American Spine Society, the Spine Arthroplasty Society, and is academic faculty for AO spine. 

If you would like to reach Dr. Johnson, please contact his office at:

Clinical Appointments
AD4 – 820 Sherbrook Street
Health Sciences Centre

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3A 1R9
Telephone: (204) 787-4581
Fax:   (204) 787-2460
Email:  sburton@hsc.mb.ca


Administrative
AD4 – 820 Sherbrook Street
Health Sciences Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3A 1R9
Telephone:  (204) 787-4415
Fax: (204) 787-2460
Email:  spayette@hsc.mb.ca


Research
Same address as above
Telephone:  (204) 787-8807
Fax: (204) 787-2460
Email:  kstoughton@hsc.mb.ca


Orthopedic Residency Program

Same address as above
Telephone: (204) 787-1219
Fax:  (204) 787-2460
Email: dshepard@hsc.mb.ca


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