Dr. A. Holly Johnson is an orthopedic surgeon at HSS specializing in helping people return to their pre-injury level of activity, whether that is running ultra-marathons, playing collegiate ice hockey, walking for exercise, or merely fitting into regular shoewear. Dr. Johnson is an expert in the treatment of orthopedic conditions of the foot and ankle, with a focus on minimally invasive bunion correction and sports-related injuries. She also repairs Achilles tendon tears, foot and ankle traumatic injuries, deformities, and arthritis, with a focus on arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques.
After earning her BA cum laude in English from Harvard University, Dr. Johnson graduated with her MD from the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Foot and Ankle Fellowship at HSS. Prior to returning to HSS in March, 2018, she practiced at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 2008-2018. Dr. Johnson was Captain of the Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Team, achieving All-Ivy and ECAC accolades. She is a physician for USA Women's Ice Hockey and served as the Team Physician at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. She is also currently a team physician for the New York Liberty (WNBA) professional basketball team.
Dr. Johnson has served on the Board of the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) as well as multiple other AOFAS committees devoted to humanitarian mission work and the advancement of women in the orthopedics. She has researched and published in multiple areas of foot and ankle orthopedics.
In her spare time, Dr. Johnson runs marathons and plays tennis, golf and ice hockey. She enjoys staying active with her husband and three children.
Achilles tendon rupture
Fractures of the foot and ankle
Severe ankle sprains and syndesmosis injuries
Sports injuries of the foot and ankle
Tendon disorders of the foot and ankle
Arthroscopic treatment of OCD talus-flatfoot reconstruction
Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle
Ligament repair and reconstruction
Minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair
Minimally invasive bunion correction/forefoot surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
ORIF ankle fractures
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Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) and Foundation
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2001
New York Hospital, Weill Cornell, New York, NY, 2002
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2006
Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, 2007
Dr. Johnson performs surgery at the following locations:
The Cavovarus Foot - OKU Foot and Ankle, Chou L, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2014.
Ankle Impingement – Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine, Altchek D, Dines J, DiGiovanni C, Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2014.
Pes Cavus, Johnson AH, May C. OKO (Orthopedic Knowledge Online, from AAOS) 2012 Ankle Impingement, Sports Injuriesto the Foot and Ankle, 2012.
"Deltoid, posterior malleolus fracture, syndesmotic injuries: what do we fix?" American-Indo Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Conference, Hyderabad, India 2018
"Minimally invasive technique for forefoot deformity." Wright Medical Fellows Course, Memphis, TN 2017
"Posterior Ankle Endoscopic Techniques." Chinese Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Zhuhai, China 2017
"Lisfranc Injuries: how do we improve outcomes?" Chinese Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Zhuhai, China 2017
"Lisfranc Treatment – Where we are now." Grand Rounds Boston University Department of Orthopedics, Boston, MA 2017
"Dreams and Heartbreak: Sochi 2014."Grand Rounds Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 2014
"Ankle Arthritis – Current Treatment." Keynote Speaker Hokkaido Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, Asahikawa, Japan 2011
HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.
Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Johnson as of October 24, 2023.
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