University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for Robert Johnson, MD
Robert Johnson, MD

Robert Johnson, MD

Professor Emeritus
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation


Contact Information
E-mail: Robert.J.Johnson@uvm.edu
Phone:
802-656-2250
Office Location:
UVM COM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, 95 Carrigan Drive, 406 Stafford Hall, Burlington, VT 05405

Education

Medical School: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1964)

Postdoctoral Training

Sports Medicine Fellowship: Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden (1979)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1969)

Awards and Honors

Distinguished American Award of the Vermont Chapter of the National Football Foundation, 2011
American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Hall of Fame, 2007
Hughston Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2006)
Distinguished American Award of the Vermont Chapter of the National Football Foundation, 2011
O'Donoghue Research Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (1983, 1996 and 2005)
American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Hall of Fame, 2007
Excellence in Teaching Award in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont (1994 and 2002)
Mr. Sports Medicine Award of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (2002)
George Rovere Education Award of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (2000)
GOTS-Beiersdorf Research Award (2000)
Albert Trillat Award of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (1993 and 1997)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Kappa Delta Award (1994)
University Scholar Award, University of Vermont (1992)
SICOT M.E. Muller Research Award (1990)
North American Arthroscopy Association's O'Connor Arthroscopic Research Award (1989)

Area of Interest

Sports Medicine, Knee Injuries, Skiing Injuries

Publications

Kim S, Endres NK, Johnson RJ, Ettlinger CF, Shealy JE. Snowboarding Injuries: Trends Over Time and Comparisons with Alpine Skiing Injuries. Am J Sports Med  2012 Apr;40(4):770-776. 2012 Jan 20 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:22268231.

Smith HC, Johnson RJ, Shultz SJ, Tourville T, Holterman LA, Slauterbeck J, Vacek P, Beynnon BD. A Prospective Evaluation of the Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) as a Screening Tool for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk. Am J Sports Med 2012;40(3):421-6. 2011 Nov 23 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:22116669.

Smith HC, Vacek P, Johnson RJ, Slauterbeck JR, Hashemi J, Shultz S, Beynnon BD. Risk Factors for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Review of the Literature: Part 2: Hormonal, Genetic, Cognitive Function, Previous Injury and Extrinsic Risk Factors. Sports Health 2011;4(2):156-162. doi:10.1177/1941738111428282.

Smith HC, Vacek P, Johnson RJ, Slauterbeck JR, Hashemi J, Shultz S, Beynnon BD. Risk Factors for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Review of the Literature: Part 1: Neuromuscular and Anatomic Risk. Sports Health 2011;4(1):69-78. doi: 10.1177/1941738111426281.

Beynnon BD, Johnson RJ, Naud S, Fleming BC, Abate JA, Brattbakk B, Nichols CE. Accelerated Versus Nonaccelerated Rehabilitation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Investigation Evaluating Knee Joint Laxity Using Roentgen Sterophotogrammetric Analysis. Am J Sports Med 2011;39(12):256-48. PMID:21952714.

Anderson AF, Irrgang JJ, Dunn W, Beaufils P, Cohen M, Cole BJ, Coolican M, Ferretti M, Glenn E, Johnson R, et al. Interobserve Reliability of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Classification of Meniscal Tears. Am J Sports Med 2011;39(5):926-932.  PMID:21411745.

Johnson RJ, Ettlinger CF, Shealy JE: Myths Concerning Alpine Skiing Injuries. Sports Health 2009;1:486-492.

Slauterbeck JR, Kousa P, Clifton BC, Naud S, Tourville TW, Johnson RJ, Beynnon BD. Geographic mapping of meniscus and cartilage lesions associated with anterior cruciate ligament injuries. J Bone Joint Surg 2009;91A(9):2094-2103.

Renstrom P, Lunqvist A, Johnson RJ, and 17 others. Non-Contact ACL Injuries in Female Athletes: An International Olympic Committee current concepts statement. British J Sports Med 2008;42:398-412.

Bissell BT, Johnson RJ, Shafritz AB, Chase DC, Ettlinger CF. Epidemiology and risk factors of humerus fractures among skiers and snowboarders. Am J Sports Med 2008;36(10):1880-88.

Shealy JE, Johnson RJ, Ettlinger CF. Review of Research Literature on Snowboarding Injuries as Might Relate to an Adjustable/Releasable Snowboard Binding. Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 5, No. 7, Paper ID JAI 101503. Included in complication in STP 1510, Skiing Trauma and Safety: Seventeenth Volume, RJ Johnson, JE Shealy, M Langran, eds. ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, pp. 111-125.

Johnson RJ, Ettlinger CF, Shealy JE. Update on Injury Trends in Alpine Skiing. Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 5, No. 10. Paper ID JAI 102046. Included in complication in STP 1510, Skiing Trauma and Safety: Seventeenth Volume, RJ Johnson, JE Shealy, M Langran, eds. ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, pp. 11-22.

Shealy JE, Johnson RJ, Ettlinger CF. Do Helmets Reduce Fatalities or Merely Alter the Patterns of Death? Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 5, No. 10, Paper ID JAI 101504. Included in complication in STP 1510, Skiing Trauma and Safety: Seventeenth Volume, RJ Johnson, JE Shealy, M Langran, eds. ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, pp. 39-42.

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