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Dr. Johnson's Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

Undergraduate:
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
September, 1966-May, 1969
Bachelor of Science, 1970, cum laude

Graduate/Medical School:
University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
September, 1969-February, 1973
Doctor of Medicine, 1973

Internship:
Mobile General Hospital/University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
March, 1973-February, 1974

Residencies:
Resident Surgeon, Department of Surgery
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
March, 1974-February, 1977

Resident Surgeon, Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
July, 1977-June, 1979

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, 1978-1989

Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1981 (Lifetime)

MEDICAL LICENSURE:

Tennessee State Licensing Board for the Healing Arts
Certificate Number MD 10489
1977-current

Mississippi State Board of Health
Certificate Number 6739
1973-current

Alabama State Licensing Board for the Healing Arts
Certificate Number 6545
1974-1987

PRACTICE HISTORY:

Private Practice, assistant surgeon, Dr. Billy M. Hightower, cardiovascular surgeon, Mobile, AL
March-June, 1977.

Private Practice, Plastic Surgery Associates of Mobile, Mobile, AL
July, 1979- June, 1986.

Private Practice, Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, Memphis, TN
July, 1986- December, 2002.

Private Practice, Wolf River Plastic Surgery, Germantown, TN
January, 2003- present.

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1982-present.
Finance Committee, 1986-1987; Standards Setting Committee, 1988-1990; Guidelines Subcommittee Chairman, 1990; Convention Policy Committee, 2002.

American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2007-present

Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1982-present.
Chairman, Special Achievements Committee, 1985; Finance Committee, 1985, 2005; Program Committee, 1985, 2001; Membership Committee, 1986; Newsletter Editor, 1988-2001; Trustee, 1990-1995, 2004; Treasurer, 1996-1999; Vice-President, 2001; President-Elect, 2002; President, 2003.

American College of Surgeons, 1983-present.

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1988-present.

Reconstructive Surgeons’ Volunteer Program, 1990-present.

American Medical Association, 1974-2002.

Tennessee Medical Association, 1986-present.

Memphis Medical Society, 1986-present; Grievance Committee, 1990-present.

Southern Medical Association, 1979-present.

American Burn Association, 1979-1998.

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, 1979-1998.

Alabama Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 1980-1986; President, 1984-1986.

Medical Association of the State of Alabama, 1979-1986.

Medical Society of Mobile County, 1979-1986.

UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS:

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Plastic Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
2006-

Clinical Instructor
Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
1986-2006

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
1979-1986

CURRENT HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS:

Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, 1986-present

Methodist University Hospitals, Memphis, 1986-present

LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, 1986-present

Regional Medical Center at Memphis, 1986-present

OTHER MEDICAL POSITIONS:

Member of the Editorial Board, JOURNAL OF THE TENNESSEE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 2001-2010.

INVITED LECTURES:

Paper Presentation: Johnson, Ronald J., and Reeder, Robert C.: “Anatomy of the Leg Revisited.” Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Boca Raton, FL, May, 1978.

Paper Presentation: Johnson, Ronald J., and Reeder, Robert C.: “The Medial Gastrocnemius Cross-Leg Flap.” Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Sea Island, GA, May, 1979.

Paper Presentation: “Use of Tissue Expanders in Breast Reconstruction.” Alabama Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Birmingham, Alabama, December, 1987

Paper Presentation: “Hypotensive Anesthesia for Major Plastic Surgery Procedures.” Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Boca Raton, FL, May, 1986.

Paper Presentation: “Tissue Expanders in Breast Reconstruction.” The Problem Breast Symposium, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis TN, March, 1986.

Panel Chairman: “Medico-Legal Problems in Plastic Surgery.” Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando FL, June, 2001.

Invited Lecturer: “Managing Difficult Wounds.” Davao City, Philippines, February, 1991

RESEARCH:

Basic Sciences: A Study of the Vascular Anatomy of the Lower Extremity as It Relates to Skin and Muscular Flaps in Plastic Surgery. 1978-1979

Clinical Sciences: Use of Vital Dyes for Augmenting Laser Removal of Cosmetic Tattoos. 2000-present

PUBLICATIONS: (Peer-Reviewed Journals, Only):

Johnson, Ronald J.: “Unnatural Selection” Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association. Vol. 85, No. 9, pp 435-6. (1992.)

Johnson, Ronald J.: “A Guide to Emergency Room Jargon.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 92, No. 1, p 173. (1993.)

Johnson, Ronald J.: “Lessons and Strategies for 2008” Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association. Vol. 101, No. 1, pp 6-8. (2008.)

Johnson, Ronald J.: “’Shocking’ Numbers of Prescriptions Indeed a Problem” Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, Vol. 102, No. 5, p 10 (2009)

Burruss, George L. and Johnson, Ronald J.: “Obituary: James H. Hendrix Jr., M.D., 1920 to 2008” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 123, No. 6, pp 1901-2. (2009)

Johnson, Ronald J.: “Is the Medical Profession’s Time Running Out?” Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, Vol. 102, No. 10, p 7-8 (2009)

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION:

American Medical Association, Physician’s Recognition Award, 1989-2005.

American Medical Association, Physician’s Recognition Award. With Commendation, 2006-2008

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery, 2003-2006, 2006-2009.

HONORS/AWARDS:

Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Outstanding Resident Award, Second Prize, June, 1978.

Consumers Research Council of America, America’s Top Surgeons (Plastic Surgery) 2006-present

National Institute of Medicine, Award for Excellence in Plastic Surgery. 2013

National Institute of Medicine, Distinguished Consultant in Plastic Surgery, 2013

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