Brief Bio

About Dr. Johnson

Board-certified neurosurgeon John D. Johnson,Jr., MD, brings expert spine care to the team at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center. Serving patients at the Huntsville, Alabama, location, he is committed to providing communicative patient relationships and innovative treatment options.

Dr. Johnson completed his Doctor of Medicine and general surgery internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham. He furthered his training with a six-year neurosurgical residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. Dr. Johnson is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Johnson is skilled at neuro-spine surgery procedures and minimally invasive treatments of the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine. He also treats and peripheral nerve disorders, degenerative joint diseases, and herniated disks. He performs minimally invasive decompressions and disc replacement motion sparring surgery. He’s passionate about overall spine health and providing long-lasting results to his patients.

Advancement in spinal surgeries and treatments is important to Dr. Johnson, and he has given many presentations on the topic during his career. He also serves on several Huntsville, Alabama, medical boards in the community and continues to contribute to research studies in the field.

University of Alabama School of Medicine; Birmingham, AL

University of Kentucky Medical Center; Lexington, KY

American Board of Neurological Surgeons

Neuro Spine Surgery

Degenerative Spine, Disk Herniation, Complex Spine Situations

Minimally invasive spine surgery

Peripheral Nerve Disorders


Ashly Monterusso, MA
Leonard Zimnowski, PA-C
Layla Sharp, PA-C
Megan Dean, MA