Dr. Patrick Johnston

Patrick B. Johnston, D.O.

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

Dr. Patrick Johnston is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in hand and elbow orthopaedic surgery. He was drawn to orthopaedic surgery because of the immediate, tangible results it delivers to both patients and physicians — something not universal across all medical professions.

“When I fix a fracture, I see the broken bones at the start of the surgery, and at the end, I can see that the fracture has been fixed and is well aligned. It is instant gratification,” Dr. Johnston says. “Going through medical school, I found that more satisfying to me than adjusting medications and watching for a response.”

His practice focus is on providing comprehensive care for ailments from the fingertips to the elbow, as well as treating fractures throughout the body. Dr. Johnston is one of the few surgeons in the region trained to perform endoscopic carpal tunnel releases.

Dr. Johnston gravitated toward hand surgery, which is unique since it incorporates aspects of orthopaedic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and neurosurgery.

He attended medical school and completed his orthopaedic residency training at Midwestern University. His training in Chicago exposed him to significant orthopaedic trauma at four Level I trauma centers. He then moved to Dayton, Ohio to spend an additional year at a regional hand center to perform fellowship training on hand, elbow, and microvascular surgery.

Performing the latest advancements in surgery

As one of only a few surgeons in the region trained to perform endoscopic carpal tunnel releases, Dr. Johnston is proud of the results this procedure delivers to patients — mainly its quicker return-to-work time frame and reduction in pain.

Dr. Johnston is also trained in WALANT surgery, which stands for “wide-awake local anesthetic, no tourniquet,” a procedure using just local anesthesia, which can be done in the office procedure room and saves patients and insurance companies money.

Dr. Johnston has authored multiple publications and has guest lectured around the country. Also, he was honored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching.

After moving with his family to Steamboat in 2016, Dr. Johnston and his family felt right at home. They liked it so much that his parents, aunt, sister and her twin babies have also since relocated here.

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 - 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.