Meet the Doctor

Justin T. Johnson, DPM, FACFAS

Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. He graduated from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho in 2001 with a degree in Zoology. He received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa in 2005.

Doctor Johnson recently completed his board certification with the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and is board certified in foot surgery and is also board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. It is exciting that out of the approximately 25,000 podiatrists practicing in the United States there are only 900 or so podiatrists that are board certified in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery, and Dr. Johnson is proud to be one of them!!! 

He completed his podiatric surgical residency training as well as research fellowship at the Swedish Medical Center and Harborview Medical Centers in Seattle, Washington in 2008. He was fortunate to train under some of the most respected foot and ankle surgeons in the world. He was also able to complete an AO Foot and Ankle Trauma fellowship under the direction of Professor Hans Zwipp in Dresden, Germany with emphasis on care of intraarticular fractures of the Calcaneus. Dr. Johnson’s philosophy begins with conservative, non-surgical treatments and only advances to surgical treatments when other avenues of care have failed.

Dr. Johnson specializes in rearfoot and ankle reconstructive procedures with a special interest in the ankle and subtalar joint arthroscopy, total ankle replacement surgery, as well as forefoot reconstructive procedures including bunion deformity correction. Dr. Johnson’s comprehensive care involves not only the surgical aspect alone, but preparing his patients for successful outcomes focusing on the most rapid recovery, the best pain control, the longest lasting results, and the most satisfied patients.

The Ankle & Foot Specialists of Southern Oregon is one of only a few centers in the state of Oregon that perform total ankle joint replacement surgery. Dr. Johnson and his staff are striving to establish the premier foot and ankle center in southern Oregon, by providing not only state of the art care, but also a comfortable, professional environment for his patients.



Northwest Podiatric Surgical Residency Program
Residency in Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery
Swedish Medical Center- Seattle, WA
AO Foundation Foot and Ankle Traumatology Fellowship
Professor Hans Zwipp- Dresden, Germany
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Reconstructive Surgery Rotation
Dr. Sigvard T. Hansen MD
Harborview Medical Center- Seattle, WA
Foot and Ankle/ Orthopedic Traumatology Rotation
Dr. John M. Schuberth DPM FACFAS
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center- San Francisco, CA
Yucatan Crippled Children Project
Dr. Gary Dockery DPM- Merida, Yucatan, Mexico


Des Moines University- Osteopathic Medical Center
College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine
Idaho State University
Bachelor of Science in Biology

Board Certification
Board Certified in Foot Surgery
Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
American Board of Podiatric Surgery


Preliminary Outcomes Following Primary Custom Stemmed Talus Total Ankle Replacement
Poster Presentation, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Seminar
Las Vegas, NV 2009
Joint Curettage Technique In Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Critical Analysis
Poster Presentation, ACFAS Scientific Seminar
Orlando, FL 2007
Dorsal Column Stimulation in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome of the Lower Extremity
Poster Presentation, ACFAS Scientific Seminar
Las Vegas, NV 2006
Radiographic Changes in Patients with Gastrocnemius Equinis
Poster Presentation, ACFAS Scientific Seminar
Las Vegas, NV 2006


Army Achievement Medal
Idaho Army National Guard
3rd Place Award, Individual Poster Competition, ACFAS Scientific Seminar
Joint Curettage Technique In Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Critical Analysis
Poster Presentation,  ACFAS Scientific Seminar
Orlando, FL 2007