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

11 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Johnston

"Dr. Johnston took on my case when I didn’t know what to do. He was very considerate of my family during my initial visit and throughout. I am very lucky to have had this amazing surgeon. He is very knowledgable thorough in his care. I feel he saved my life when everything seemed grim. I thank him for my life. "

-- Cindy Bowersock, Aortic Valve, Transcatheter, 07/02/2018

"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

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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.

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

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Johnston

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

  • Call (866) 306-4659 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Johnston is located at 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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