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Michael B Johnson

MBBS FRACS FAOA | Orthopaedic Surgeon

Michael B Johnson is a Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon whose specialities include Scoliosis and Spine Deformity, Club-foot Ponseti treatment, Developmental Hip Dysplasia, Neuromuscular diseases, and Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injury.

Michael graduated from Monash University in 1991, and completed Orthopaedic Training in Victoria at many of Victoria’s leading hospitals (Alfred, Royal Melbourne, Monash Medical Centre, Austin, Box Hill and Ballarat).   Michael was appointed to the Royal Children’s hospital as a Consultant Surgeon in 2001.

With Fellowships at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada in 2002-2003 and Shriners Hospital for Children in Oregon USA in 2001-2002 Michael was able to pursue further training in Specialist Paediatric Orthopaedics.

Michael has teaching roles with Medical Students through the University of Melbourne, Physiotherapists (Specialty Certificate in Paediatric Orthopaedics for Physiotherapists, Melbourne University) and Training Orthopaedic Surgeons (Member of the Victoria and Tasmania State-wide training Committee for Orthopaedics).  He is the coordinator for the Australian Paediatric Orthopaedics Annual Instructional Course. (APOS): a national training course for Orthopaedic trainees.

Michael’s current research interests are Scoliosis caused by Cerebral Palsy, Anterior Scoliosis Surgery, The treatment of Early Onset Spinal Deformity, and The treatment of Cervical Spine injuries in Children.

He holds memberships with:

  • Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society
    • Former Secretary
    • Current Coordinator of Annual Instructional Course
    • Scoliosis Research Society (candidate member)
    • Australian Orthopaedic Association
    • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
    • Australian Medical Association

Michael is married with two teenage daughters.  He has many non-medical interests including:  Singing, Cycling, Sailing, Skiing and AFL nines.