Neurosurgeon in Los Angeles, California (CA)

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J. Patrick Johnson MD



  • The Spine Practice at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center
    444 S. San Vicente Blvd., Suite 800
    Los Angeles, California, 90048 - United States
    Phone: 310.423.9792
    Fax: 310.423.9767
  • The Spine Practice in Montana
    401 15th Avenue South, Suite 108
    Great Falls, Montana, 59405 - United States
    Phone: 310.423.9792
  • The Spine Practice in Sacramento
    2801 K Street, Suite 410
    Sacramento, California, 95816 - United States
    Phone: 310.423.9792

About Our Practice

J. Patrick Johnson is an internationally renowned spinal expert who has directed spine centers at UCLA, Cedars-Sinai and most recently adding a UCDavis affiliation as a Clinical Professor in Spinal Neurosurgery. He is a leader in the rapidly emerging field of spinal technologies. He is an innovator in developing new minimally invasive surgical methodologies using computer-guided surgical procedures, endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures and motion preservation procedures with artificial discs (including FDA/IDE clincal trials for two artificial disc devices). Dr. Johnson's other clinical research interests involve stem cell repair of the spinal column and the spinal cord, and he is one of a limited number of neurosurgeons who specialize in novel methods of treating scoliosis and complex spinal deformities.

Dr. Johnson draws from 20 years of clinical expertise in a wide variety of spine problems, including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and related degenerative spine disorders. He also has experience with traumatic spine and spinal cord injuries, spinal cord tumors and spinal column tumors, spinal malformations and spinal deformity disorders.

Dr. Johnson has published more than 500 manuscripts, abstracts, books and book chapters in leading journals and has lectured widely at national and international meetings on most aspects of spinal disorders and emerging technologies. He is actively involved in post-graduate fellowship training for surgeons in both orhopedics and neurosurgery and has trained more than 70 surgeons worldwide.

Dr. Johnson received his bachelor's degree from The Citadel and his medical degree and master's degree in anatomy and neurophysiology from Oregon Health Sciences University. He completed his internship and neurosurgical residency at UCLA. Dr. Johnson completed a neurology/neurosurgery fellowship at the National Hospital for Nervous Disease in London and a spinal surgery fellowship at the University of Tennessee.

  • Neurosurgeon
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Board Certified
  • Fellowship Trained
Area of Focus
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Trauma
  • Tumor / Infection
  • AANS-CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Research Society
Hospital Affiliations
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento,CA
University Affiliations
  • UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA

J. Patrick Johnson MD has 3 locations.