Dr. Julie Johnson, MD

Dr. Julie Johnson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 39
Dr. Julie Johnson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Palm Springs, CA and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from UNIV OF NV SCH OF MED in 2006 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic foot & ankle surgery.Read her story

151 S Sunrise Way Ste 500

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact Information

(760) 568-2684

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Top Care Areas

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Clavicle Fracture
more than 25% of peers
Arthritis of the Elbow
more than 20% of peers

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Dr. Johnson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "Julie Johnson, M.D. joined Desert Orthopedic Center in 2016 as an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist. Dr. Johnson formerly practiced in Fargo, North Dakota, but as a native Nevadan, she is happy to return to the West Coast after 10 years living across the country. Dr. Johnson graduated from Santa Clara University. She returned to Nevada earning her medical degree from the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. She completed her residency training in orthopedic surgery from GRMEP/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Following her residency, Dr. Johnson completed her fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Medical Association, California Medical Association, American Academy of Foot and Ankle Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is also a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Johnson remains engaged in education and advocacy. She is the past president of the First District North Dakota Medical Association and has served on committees for the AOFAS, hospitals, and medical associations alike. She testified at the North Dakota Legislature to further the quality of foot and ankle care. Dr. Johnson's high quality care is her focus and she has been awarded the CG-CAHPS award for excellence in patient care. Dr. Johnson is passionate about maintaining and restoring foot and ankle health. She is thrilled to be a new resident of the desert with her husband and daughter, and the diverse culture, strong community, and beautiful weather are ideal. She enjoys trail running, hiking, golf, cycling, and yoga."
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This content was provided by Dr. Johnson ""The feet and ankles are the foundation for the entire body.""

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

25  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Heel Spur
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture

11  Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Santa Clara Med Ctr
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center for Health Professions/Michigan State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Brown University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Johnson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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