David A Johnson MD PhD

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David A. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. — Pediatric Ophthalmologist

David A. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and obtained a Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the University of Connecticut. After a three-year fellowship in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, he obtained his doctor of medicine degree from the same university. He then completed his residency at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center, where he served as chief resident. Dr. Johnson also completed fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. and is the only fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologist in the Wilmington area.
Dr. Johnson was assistant professor of ophthalmology and pediatrics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and director of pediatric ophthalmology at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in the early 1990s. He then joined the Eye Clinic of Wichita/Grene Vision Group in Wichita, Kansas, where he also served as assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical School. He moved to Wilmington to join the Eye Associates in 2005.
Dr. Johnson has published numerous studies in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus research and has lectured extensively in North Carolina and throughout the country. His clinical specialty is the medical and surgical care of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. Dr. Johnson is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. He was recently elected to the prestigious American Ophthalmological Society and is listed as one of the best doctors both in America and in North Carolina.
He sees patients at our Wilmington office and performs surgery at Wilmington Surgcare and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
What patients are saying:
"As parents of a premature baby, we've grown accustomed to visiting various physicians over the last two years.  Dr. Johnson and his team are an absolute joy because Carter doesn't recognize we are at the doctor's office.  To him, it is a chance to play with all the cool toys that Dr. Johnson uses during the exam.  The hardest part of his eye exam is giving the toys back to Dr. Johnson when it is time to leave.  We are overwhelmed with the kindness the staff shows throughout the entire process."
Parents of Carter J.

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Pediatric Opthalmology
Ophthalmologist (MD)