Welcome Dr. Jeffrey Johnson - Orthopedic Surgeon

8/1/2013

Starting next Monday, you might notice a new face at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Dr. Jeff Johnson - Orthopedic Surgeon, joins us to work with Dr. Oliver in our Orthopedic Clinic.

Dr. Johnson and his family have recently moved to Rock Springs. Dr. Johnson  is looking forward to taking care of orthopedic problems in the area ranging from joint replacement and arthritis treatment to the care of fractures and the treatment of sports-related injuries.
Dr. Johnson completed his undergraduate training at BYU. He then completed medical school at The Ohio State University. Residency training was completed at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, where he helped to take care of the University of Akron football team.

Dr. Johnson also went on to complete a year of specialty training in sports medicine and arthroscopy in Richmond, Va. While in Richmond, he worked as one of the team physicians for the Virginia Tech football team, in addition to being involved in many other sports related activities. He developed specialized skills in performing minimally invasive surgery for knee injuries such ACL tears and meniscal tears in addition to procedures for  shoulder/elbow injuries such as dislocations, instability, and rotator cuff tears. Additionally, he has extensive training in the care of arthritis and joint replacement and the care of fractured bones.

Dr. Johnson has a great interest in coming back to this area of Wyoming to practice orthopedic surgery. As a child, he lived for several years in Green River. He has always been fond of the area since then and was very happy for the opportunity to come back to the area to serve as a surgeon. In addition, his wife, Kelli is from northern Utah. They love the area and think it is a perfect location to raise their family which includes 3 daughters and soon-to-be son. They hope to become part of the community and serve it to the best of their ability.

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