Dr. Lawrence Johnson

Dr. Lawrence Johnson is an orthopedic surgeon in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and has been in practice for more than 30 years. Dr. Johnson accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 13 doctors at Lowell General Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

  • Hip and knee replacement
  • • Fracture treatment
  • • Low back treatment, surgical and non-surgical
  • • Sports Medicine including knee and shoulder arthroscopy

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View my Total Joint Replacement Presentation

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I go by the belief that “PATIENT CARE IS NUMBER ONE” & THE SECRET TO PATIENT CARE IS PATIENCE !

Education & Medical Training

Orthopedic Surgery Education & Medical Training

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY PRACTICE:

Merrimack Valley Orthopedic Associates, Chelmsford MA, 1986 – present
• Active Staff Lowell General Hospital, Department of Orthopedics, 1986 – present
• Chief of Orthopedics
o Saints Medical Center (now Lowell General Hospital) and 2001-2003 and 2007-2009
o Lowell General Hospital, Lowell MA 1992 – 1994 and 1998 – 2000
o Chief of Orthopedics – St. Joseph’s Hospital (now Lowell General), 1988-1991
• Team Physician Chelmsford High School 1996-present

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1985-1986
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, 1981 – 1985
    (including Fellowship year 1984-1985 at Boston City Hospital)
  • Surgery Residency: Parkland Hospital/University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, 1979 – 1981
  • MD – Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1979
  • AB – Cum Laude, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 1975

CREDENTIALS:

  • Diplomate, Federation Licensing Examination – 1979
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners – 1980
  • Massachusetts Board of Medical Registration – 1982
  • Diplomate – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – 1988
  • Re-certification – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – 1999, 2009
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery – 1990 – present
  • Massachusetts Medical Society – 1990 – present
  • Fellow, North American Spine Society – 1991 – present
  • President – Middlesex North Medical Society – 2017
  • Lowell General Hospital Board of Governors

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Project Medishare in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, May 2010 and August 2011

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BIBLIOGRAPHY:

  • Johnson, Lawrence P., Dunham, William and Nasca, Richard J. “SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF ISTHMIC SPONDYLOLISTHESIS” Paper read at First Annual North American Spine Society Meeting –July 1986
  • SPINE 13; (93-97), 1988 Johnson, Lawrence P., Nasca, Richard J., and Bonnin, Jose
  • “PATHOANATOMY OF A BURST FRACTURE” Surgical Rounds for Orthopedics 2: (43-48), 1988
  • “RETROGRADE FLEXIBLE INTRAMEDULLARY NAILING OF FEMORAL FRACTURES” Scientific Exhibit at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 52nd Annual Meeting –January 1985 Johnson, Lawrence P., Segal, David S., and others
  • “HARRINGTON-BOBECHKO INSTRUMENTATION IN THE TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSIS” SPINE 13; (246-249), 1988 Nasca, Richard J., Johnson, Lawrence P., and Littlefield, Peter
  • “OUTCOME OF SURGICIAL MANAGEMENT OF UNSTABLE THORACOLUMBAR FRACTURES” Presented at the American Spinal Cord Injury Association, Orlando, May 1990, Nasca, Richard J. and Johnson, Lawrence P.

Lawrence Johnson BibliographyOutside Interests:

• Recreational ski racing, NASTAR and Lowell General Ski Team

• U.S.T.A. Tennis League Competition

• Road biking 2,000 miles/year for last 10 years

• Lake, ocean and lap pool swimming

• Hiking and yard work