Dr. Shawn Johnston was raised in Michigan, attending high school in Kingsford. He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan and his Medical Doctorate from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Johnston went on to complete his residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Mayo Clinic in 1999. He then moved to Alaska and began practicing as a specialty physician at Alaska Spine Institute. He is Board Certified in Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Johnston specializes in sports medicine, pain management, electrodiagnostic studies including EMG and nerve conduction studies as well as epidural and facet joint injections.
He lives with his wife and children in Anchorage and is a proud University of Michigan football fan. He enjoys sports, fishing and traveling with his family.
Board Certified and Diplomate American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2000.
Certified Independent Medical Examiner, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 2000.
Diplomate American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2001.
Undergraduate: BS Kinesiology, with Distinction, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1991.
Medical Degree: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1995; included, Sports Medicine Rotation, United States Olympic Education Center, Marquette, Michigan, 1994.
Internship: Transitional Program, Oakwood Hospital, Dearborn, Michigan, 1995-96.
Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, 1996-1999.
Research and Publications
Article: Soslowsky, L. J., An C. H., Johnston S. P., and Carpenter, J. E. “Geometric and Mechanical Properties of the Coracoacromial Ligament and Their Relationship to Rotator Cuff Disease,” Clinical and Orthopaedics and Related Research, 304:10-17, 1994.
Johnston, S. P., An C., Carpenter J., Soslowsky L. “Geometric and Mechanical Properties of the Coracoacromial Ligament and Their Relationship to Rotator Cuff Disease.” Presented at the University of Michigan Student Biomedical Research Forum, Ann Arbor, Michigan, November, 1992.
Soslowsky, L., An C., Johnston S., Carpenter J. “The Relationship of Rotator Cuff Disease to the Geometric and Mechanical Properties of the Coracoacromial Ligament”, Transactions at the Orthopedic Research Society, 18:139, 1993
Soslowsky, L., An C., Johnston S., Carpenter J. “Geometric and Mechanical Properties of the Coracoacromial Ligament and Their Relationship to Rotator Cuff Disease.” Transactions of the International Society of Biomechanics, 14:1267-1268.
Newman Family Scholarship for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1994.
Alaska State Medical Association
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Medical Association
Physiatric Association for Sports, Spine and Occupational Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine Coverage/Experience in Alaska
Anchorage Aces Physician coverage, 2002-2003.
Team Physician, Dimond High School Football, 1999 - 2003.
Medical Director, Women’s Gold Nugget Triathlon, Anchorage, 2001.