Richard B. Johnston, M.D.
Sports Medicine Fellowship
- Memberships & Recognition
- Community Involvement
- Hospital Affiliations
Richard Johnston, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, with an additional subspecialty certification in sports medicine. Dr. Johnston is an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellow. Dr. Johnston is fellowship trained in sports medicine. His specialties are orthopedic surgery, general orthopedics, arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, work injuries and sports medicine.
Areas of Interest
- Sports Medicine
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Knee Surgery
- General Orthopedics
- Work Injuries
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Fellowship: Oasis Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, San Diego, CA, 1995, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA, 1994, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Internship: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, GA, 1990, General Surgery Internship
Medical Degree: Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN, 1989, Doctor of Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1985, Bachelor of Science
Memberships & Recognition
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Atlanta Orthopaedic Society
- Georgia Orthopaedic Society
- Hughston Society
- Medical Association of Georgia
Appointments: Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedics, Emory University
Honors / Recognition
- Been named one of America’s Top Surgeons numerous times, most recently 2012.
- Been recognized as one of the Top Doctors in Atlanta Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 2001.
Dr. Johnston’s training and expertise in sports medicine have kept him actively involved in many community and professional organizations. Dr. Johnston is a Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedics at Emory University Medical School. He has served as an associate team physician for the Atlanta Falcons, an assistant orthopaedic team physician for the San Diego Chargers football team, and an assistant team physician for the professional International Hockey League. He was an orthopaedic sports medicine physician treating athletes in the Olympic Village during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and Paralymic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He has served as a sideline physician for the USA Women’s Soccer Team. He has also served as sideline physician for the college football Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and as a physician for the professional tennis players at the annual BB&T Tennis Atlanta Open. He is also the team physician for Chattahoochee High School and other local high schools.
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital
Gwinnett Medical Center
Member of the Piedmont Clinic
Six physicians from Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta are proud to be selected as Top Doctors in their field for 2022 by Castle Connolly healthcare research company.
Five physicians from Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta are proud to be selected as Top Doctors in their field for 2021 by Castle Connolly healthcare research company.
Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta offers telehealth virtual visits for many types of post-op and follow up care for existing patients.
OrthoAtlanta an Official Partner of the 2019 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
OrthoAtlanta is the official sports medicine provider of the 2019 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl pairing the Oklahoma Sooners vs. the LSU Tigers in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
OrthoAtlanta is the Official Sports Medicine provider for the nationally-televised 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday, December 29 in a top-10 showdown pairing the Florida Gators vs. Michigan Wolverines at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
OrthoAtlanta Sponsors 2018 Atlanta Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis and OrthoAtlanta Physicians Named Medical Honorees
OrthoAtlanta Austell, Piedmont, Piedmont West and The Battery Atlanta proudly served as local sponsors the 2018 Jingle Bell Run 5K in Atlanta. The Physicians of OrthoAtlanta were recognized as the Medical Honoree of this year’s race/walk to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation.
Dr. Richard Johnston offers football safety tips and is mentioned as sideline physician of the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.