Associate Professor; Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship Program
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Johnston's practice includes all aspects of patient care related to neurological surgery, including neurosurgical oncology (brain and spine tumors), complex spinal surgery, craniosynostosis, vascular neurosurgery (including revascularization for moyamoya), radiosurgery, neurocritical care and trauma, and congenital disorders. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Pediatric Neurocritical Care Research Group, and the Children’s Oncology Group. He is currently the Director of the Children’s of Alabama Global Surgery Program as well as Co-Director of the Concussion Program. He is currently co-investigator at Children’s in a trial of intratumoral viral therapy for the treatment of recurrent malignant brain tumors in children. He is also working with colleagues on the development and FDA-approval of a rapid complement-based diagnostic device for bacterial meningitis and shunt infection.