Biography

Dr. Charles Johnston is assistant chief of staff and medical director of research at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He is a graduate of Yale University and received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Johnston completed his surgery internship at The University of Texas Health Science Center Bexar County Hospital and his orthopaedic surery residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Dr. Johnston also completed the Harrington Fellowship of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in 1982. Dr. Johnston is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is also an active staff member at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and an orthopaedic consultant for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Retardation at the Abilene State School and the Denton State School. He is a member of the editorial board for Orthopaedics, a consultant reviewer for Spine and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and a fellow in the American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons. Dr. Johnston is also a member of the Dallas County Medical Society; the Texas Orthopaedic Association, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America; the Scoliosis Research Society; Sociedad Argentina de Patalogia de la Columna Vertebral; and the American Orthopaedic Association.

Education

Undergraduate Yale University (1971)
Medical School Columbia College of Physicians (1976)

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • Creation of animal models of spinal deformity
  • Etiology and treatment of congenital limb deficiencies
  • Etiology and treatment of overgrowth syndromes with/without vascular malformations
  • Evaluation and treatment of early onset scoliosis

Publications

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Correlation of Preoperative Deformity Magnitude and Pulmonary Function Tests in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Johnston, C.E. Spine 2011 in press

Simultaneous open reduction of ipsilateral CDH and CDK assisted by femoral diaphyseal shortening

Johnston, C.E. J Pediatr Orthop 2011 in press

Right thoracic curves in presumed adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: which clinical and radiographic findings correlate with a preoperative abnormal magnetic resonance image

Richards, B. S.; Sucato, D. J.; Johnston, C. E.; Diab, M.; Sarwark, J. F.; Lenke, L. G.; and Parent, S. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2010 35(20) 1855-60

Preoperative medical and surgical planning for early onset scoliosis

Johnston, C. E. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2010 35(25) 2239-44

Functional results after surgical treatment for congenital knee dislocation

Oetgen MO, Walick KS, Tulchin K, Karol LA, Johnston CE J Pediatr Orthop 2010 30(3) 216-23

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association