About Dr. Douglas Johnston,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Douglas Johnston and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1998. To date, I have performed approximately 4,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Read more...

17 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Johnston

"All I can say about Dr. Johnston is that he is heaven sent. My care was handled with compassion, confidence, care and respect. He was confident and reassuring during my consultation with him. He answered all my questions and took some unscheduled time to meet with me since I was only there for a 1 day consultation from California. "

-- Kim Clemens, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 03/31/2022

"Easily understood and to the point. Commando procedure with aortic and mitral valve replacement with tissue valves. Pacemaker required after procedure. Radiation heart disease from cancer treatment 40 years earlier. Looking forward to playing with my 6 month old grandson and taking him fishing someday!"

-- James Wright, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/15/2021

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
  • Reoperative valve surgery
  • Aortic root surgery

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
  • Long term outcomes after bioprosthetic valve replacement
  • Predicative modeling to improve outcomes after heart surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Douglas Johnston, heart surgeon, graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1998.

After medical school, Dr. Johnston completed a General Surgery Residency from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Residency at the Cleveland Clinic.

In 2022, Dr. Johnston became the Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Surgical Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Douglas Johnston, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnston, you can:

  • Call (312) 757-8837 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Johnston is located at 675 N. St. Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60010. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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Watch Educational Videos with Dr. Douglas Johnston

Learn about heart valve surgery from Dr. Johnston in these videos:

  • Surgeon Q&A: Atrial Fibrillation and Amiodarone After Heart Valve Surgery with Dr. Douglas Johnston
  • Surgeon Q&A: Radiation Associated Heart Valve Disease with Dr. Douglas Johnston

Page last updated: November 18, 2022