Dr. Michele Johnson, MD

Dr. Michele Johnson, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Michele Johnson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 10 years. She graduated from Yale University in 2001 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine reconstructive surgery, and more.Read her story

2001 Peachtree Rd NE Ste 575

Atlanta, GA 30309

Contact Information

(404) 350-0106

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Thoracic Spine Fracture
very high
more than 92% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Johnson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "Dr. Michele M. Johnson is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurosurgeon at Atlanta Brain and Spine Care. She specializes in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery for a variety of conditions, including degenerative spinal disease, spinal tumors, and spinal cord injury. Born in Texas and raised as a military dependent around the world, Dr. Johnson completed her pre-med studies at the University of Oregon where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors. Following college, she completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Johnson later received her Medical Doctorate (MD) with Honors from Yale University Medical School in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Johnson completed her Neurosurgical residency training at Emory University in Atlanta and further specialized by completing a complex and minimally invasive spine fellowship at Emory University under Dr. Gerald Rodts. Dr. Johnson started her career as a complex and minimally invasive spine surgeon at the University of Texas in Houston in 2008 where she was an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and both the Medical Director and Director of Spinal Trauma at Mischer Neuroscience Institute until her return to Atlanta. Dr. Johnson is a member of several prestigious organizations including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves and the Georgia Neurosurgical Society. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves and on the American College of Radiology as a neurosurgery and spine expert."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Johnson "Dr. Johnson's mission is to provide her patients with compassionate and comprehensive care with the best possible outcomes. She understands that each patient is different and has specific needs. Dr. Johnson educates her patients about their condition and helps them to understand all of their treatment options, including minimally invasive spine surgery. She strongly believes that the doctor-patient relationship is a partnership based on excellent communication and understanding."

4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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38  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • University of Oregon/Health Sciences University, Portland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Minimally Invasive Spine and Complex Spine Fellowship -- Emory
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Michele Johnson, MD
Dr. Johnson performed cervical surgery on my wife removing and replacing four discs. We found her very professional and down to earth making us feel at ease. Dr. Johnson’s staff is also excellent. We never felt rushed during our consult. We felt fortunate to have my wife in Dr. Johnson’s care.
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Tari Schreider in Loganville, GA – Sep 19, 2018
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Dr. Johnson literally gave me back a quality of life I never thought I would attain. Before my surgery, I had extreme nerve pain in both legs, lived with chronic pain 24/7, and couldn't walk more than 100 feet without my legs giving out. I had an ALIF, OLIF and TLIF, with a 4-level titanium cage...Read More
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mvbenven in Atlanta, GA – Mar 22, 2018
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Dr. Johnson performed ALIF surgery on me this summer. The surgery gave me my life back. I would recommend Dr. Johnson to anyone unreservedly. She is a genial, caring and compassionate doctor. The staff and her nurses are top notch.
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Mount Airy, GA – Dec 15, 2017
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Dr. Johnson and Joe were a great team! I had been in pain for 2 years and seen 3 other spine surgeons who couldn't help me. Dr. Johnson spent a lot of time going over my case and was the first surgeon to figure out how to help me. I had surgery 6 months ago. My leg pain is gone and my back doesn't...Read More
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JB in Roswell, GA – Jul 16, 2017
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Dr Michele Johnson is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on the newest technologies about her field and potential solutions including minimally invasive procedures. I am a surgeon as well and would call Dr. Johnson " a doctor's doctor!" I have already sent many of my colleagues and own...Read More
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James in Newark, NJ – Jul 16, 2017
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