Dr. Patrick Johnston

Patrick Johnston, D.O.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon; Fellowship Trained in Hand and Elbow Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Patrick Johnston is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon whose practice focuses on providing comprehensive care for ailments from the fingertips to the elbow. He is fellowship-trained in hand, wrist, and elbow orthopaedic surgery and is additionally certified in hand surgery. He is one of the few surgeons in the region trained in endoscopic carpal tunnel releases, as well as WALANT surgery, which stands for “wide-awake local anesthesia, no tourniquet,” performing a procedure using just local anesthesia which can often be done in the office.

Dr. Johnston is the proud recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism and Excellence in the Teaching of Medicine. He has authored multiple publications and has guest-lectured around the country. He is an Orthopaedic Preceptor for the UC Health Family Medicine Residency and participates in educational programming with CU Hand Fellowship.

Dr. Johnston moved to Steamboat in 2016 and is one of the founding partners of Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute (SOSI). He was drawn toward hand surgery because it incorporates aspects of orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, vascular surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Johnston feels this comprehensive training makes him a better surgeon overall. “Hand surgery is a unique specialty that allows me to work with patients from children to the elderly. The complexity of hands and their importance in people’s lives keeps me motivated to continue to advance my knowledge. I enjoy getting each patient back to the activities he or she enjoys.”

Dr. Johnston completed both medical school and his residency at Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He then pursued additional training, completing a hand, elbow, and microvascular surgery fellowship through Grandview Hospital and Ohio University. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association of Hand Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as the Wilderness Medical Society.

Dr. Johnston practices at SOSI locations in Steamboat Springs, Craig and Fraser, Colorado. He also provides outreach care in Alliance, Nebraska. As a previous junior elite-level triathlete, Dr. Johnston enjoys all forms of cycling. He lives in Steamboat Springs with his wife Ginger and their three children. He is also passionate about supporting the Yampa Valley Autism Program that provides support to people in the community, including his stepson Xavier.

 

Education Background

University

Oakland University - College of Arts and Sciences
B.S. in Biological Sciences
Cum Laude
Departmental Honors in Anatomy
Dean's List

Medical School

Midwestern University
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship

Midwestern University/St. James Hospital Traditional Rotating Internship

Residency

Midwestern University, Chicago, IL

Fellowship

Ohio University Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship

Professional and Academic Appointments

  • Award winner, Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics American Osteopathic Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Candidate Member American Association for Hand Surgery Candidate Member AO Trauma
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Wilderness Medical Society
  • Western Slope Chapter of Western Orthopaedic Association

Published Content

  • Steimle J, Gabriel S, Tarr R, Kohrs B, Johnston P, Martineau D. Comparing Diagnostic and Treatment Recommendations of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Available on the Internet With AAOS Clinical Practice Guidelines. EPub 2019 Jan 17.
  • “Management of Upper Extremity Trauma for First Responders” Southview Hospital EMS Update. Centerville, OH March 2016'
  • “Management of Upper Extremity Trauma for First Responders” Southern Ohio EMS Conference. Minster, OH March 2016
  • Boody B, Johnston P, Miller D, Pugely A, Geller J, Payne W, Schafer M, Beal M. The Efficacy and Utilitiy of a Structured Curriculum for the Improvement of Orthopaedic In- Training Examination Scores. Submitted for publication Feb. 4 2016.
  • “Management of Upper Extremity Trauma for First Responders” West Carrollton Fire Department. West Carrollton, OH September 2015
  • “Social Media and Medicine” Instructional Course Lecture. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA September 2015
  • “Management of Orthopedic Injuries in the Emergency Department” Little Company of Mary Hospital Emergency Department. Evergreen Park, IL. February 2015
  • Lieder C, Riff A, Johnston P, Szatkowski J. A 30-year-old soccer player presents with a painful left ankle. Orthopedics Today. October ed: Healio; 2014.
  • “High Energy Distal Humerus Fractures” Case Presentation Stryker Lower Extremity Trauma Symposium Chicago, IL. August 2014
  • “Open Pilon Fractures” Case Presentation Stryker Lower Extremity Trauma Symposium.
    Chicago, IL. May 2014
  • “Pelvic Ring Injuries: History and Classification” Invited Lecturer. AOAO Postgraduate Seminar National Meeting. Dallas, TX May 2014
  • “Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee for the Family Physician” Invited Lecturer. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Family Medicine Conference. Chicago, IL April 2014
  • “Bilateral Pilon Fractures” Case Presentation Stryker Lower Extremity Trauma Symposium Chicago, IL. December 2013
  • Monthly Orthopedic Resident Education Lectures 2012-2015.

Get Back to Feeling Your Best

Partnerships/Locations

Steamboat Surgery Center
Steamboat Surgery Center
705 Marketplace Plaza,
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Steamboat Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center in the heart of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This medical facility came to existence through its founding partners Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute and UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Its bold leadership, commitment to quality, and cost-effective care. This center is managed by Surgical Care Affiliates.

Steamboat Surgery Center specializes in outpatient surgical procedures:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain Management
  • Spine Surgery

SOSI - Craig, Colorado

Address:
Memorial Regional Health
Medical Office Building
750 Hospital Loop,
Craig, CO 81625

Phone: 
(970) 826-2450

Doctors at this location:

The Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute physicians are proud to partner with Memorial Regional Health to provide services in Craig.

We outpatient clinic appointments, follow-up appointments, consultation, and second opinions at the Memorial Regional Health Medical Office Building.

For Appointments and scheduling please call our main office at SOSI:
(970) 879-6663.
 

SOSI - Fraser, Colorado

Address:
Fraser Medical Building
45 County Road 804, #201
Fraser, CO 80442

Phone: 
(970) 364-2070

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing Orthopaedic services in Grand County for over 25-years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly. Appointments are made through our main office at SOSI by calling (970) 879-6663.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.

SOSI - Monument, Colorado

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
17230 Jackson Creek Parkway, Suite 260, Monument, CO 80132

Phone: 
(719) 301-3010

Doctors at this location:

Our New Monument Clinic is now open.

Specializing in:
• Total Joint Replacements, Hip, Knee, Shoulder
• Sports Medicine
• Trauma & Fracture Care
• Hip, Knee, Ankle, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand Surgeries
• Regenerative Medicine, injections and other non-surgical treatment
• Acute injuries (Ankle Sprains, Muscle Strains, Knee & Shoulder Injuries)
• Injuries related to overuse (Tendonitis, Rotator Cuff issues and Stress Fractures)
• Carpal Tunnel & Trigger Finger

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (719) 301-3010.

SOSI - Lander, Wyoming

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
8185 WY-789,
Lander, WY 82520

Phone: 
(307) 206-9300

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing orthopaedic services in Lander for years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly. Appointments are made through our main office at SOSI by calling (970) 879-6663.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.

SOSI - Rock Springs, Wyoming

Address:
Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute
4401 College Dr,
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Phone: 
(307) 448-3220

Doctors at this location:

The doctors at SOSI have been providing orthopaedic services in Rock Springs for years. We have outpatient clinic appointments available weekly.

We offer a full range of services including appointments, follow-ups, second opinions; and imaging studies including X-rays, Ultrasound, CT-scans, and MRI.

For any questions on our services and to schedule an appointment or surgery please call (970) 879-6663.