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 2,000 cardiac surgeries, of which over 1,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Read more...

10 Patient Reviews for Dr. Johnston

"Dr. Johnston is a rock star. I had a little "bump in the road" prior to surgery and Dr. Johnston and his staff handled this issue with the utmost professionalism. He was so confident about my surgery, I had no choice but to feel the same! I had a mini-thoracotomy which I am very pleased with so far. Dr. Johnston answered any and all questions not only that I had, but also questions from my husband and family. I believe he would have taken as much time as we needed, I felt so cared for and he heard me. I just cannot put into words the feelings I have for Dr. Johnston, his staff and the Cleveland Clinic! Thank you! "

-- Jan Persico, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/13/2017

"Mini thoracotomy procedure with On-X valve. Back to work in two weeks with only a 2-1/2 inch scar. Amazing procedure and care. "

-- Rich Craig, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/16/2017

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • 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.

During his career, Dr. Johnston has received several acknowledgments and awards including:

* 2013 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic
* 2010 & 2013 Teach of the Year Award, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
* 2011 Early Career Innovation Award
* 2010 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic
* 2009 J. Maxwell Chamberlain Award, Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Dr. Douglas Johnston

Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
(866) 306-4659

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