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Donovan Johnson, M.D.

Fellowship Trained Orthopedic SurgeonSports Medicine Specialist

Donovan Johnson MD, completed his undergraduate education at Eastern Illinois University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and was a starter on their football team. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University located in Washington, D.C. Following medical school, Dr. Johnson completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. After residency, he completed a sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned and prestigious Steadman Clinic located in Vail, CO.

Dr. Johnson is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. He also has advanced training in orthopedic trauma and fracture care and joint replacement surgery. He focuses on the prevention and treatment of orthopedic conditions affecting patients of all ages. Dr. Johnson has specific interests in treating ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Dr. Johnson has additional training in treating complex disorders of the hip which includes non-surgical and surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement, hip preservation and extra-articular tendon injuries involving the hip.

During his career, Dr. Johnson has been fortunate to serve as assistant team physician to various sports organizations, including Tulane University Athletics (NCAA), US Ski and Snowboard Teams, and Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). He also has treated multiple players from the NBA, NFL, MLB and various athletes from the high school and collegiate level. He has also served as the head team physician for several high schools in New Orleans prior to becoming a South Carolina resident.

In his time away from work, Dr. Johnson and his wife, Emily, enjoy spending time with their young daughter and their dog. He enjoys the beach, hiking, skiing, cycling, and attending various sporting events.

Personal Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Board Eligible by American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopedic Association
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • South Carolina Orthopedic Association

Undergraduate School

Eastern Illinois University

Medical Education

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Tulane University Hospital


Tulane University Hospital

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • South Carolina Orthopedic Association
  • Carolina Forest High School
  • Coastal Carolina