Dr. Johnson is a Board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery and cranial surgery for brain tumors.

He has been practicing in the Central Valley since 2011. Dr. Johnson most recently served as an Associate Clinical Professor and the founding Chief of the Department of Neurological Surgery at University of California, San Francisco-Fresno.

He completed his neurosurgery training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, after which he completed two fellowships, the first in Complex Spine Surgery at the Boston Spine Group/Tufts University, and the second in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the Spine Clinic of Los Angeles/Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, and his bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia School of Nursing in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“My interest in medicine sparked in high school when my twin nieces were born prematurely,” he says. “As I grew older, I also developed a desire and an interest in treating and helping individuals with brain and spine disorders.”

During his free time, Dr. Johnson enjoys running, fitness, traveling and cars.

Articles featuring Dr. Johnson

Getting you back to basics

Supporting healthy back and spine care with new surgical techniques

Life can be hard on your back. All of the lifting, bending and twisting you do takes a physical toll. An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from significant back pain. Fortunately, most back pain can be treated without surgery or with Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (MISS).

– Ian T. Johnson, MD, Neurosurgeon

Our multidisciplinary team prides itself on offering the most advanced technology and innovative techniques, for neurological care that’s unrivaled in the Central Valley. This means patients get the care they need right here at home, delivered by experts who are part of our community.

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