Your Physicians

Philip Johnson, M.D.

Dr. Johnson, a native of Memphis, TN, did his undergraduate work at Memphis State University. He was accepted in dental school but chose to enter Medical School instead. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine at University of Tennessee College of Medicine. An internship at City of Memphis Hospitals (John Gaston) followed. He began a residency in General Surgery but this was interrupted by being drafted into the U.S. Navy. He served as aviation flight surgeon in the Pensacola Training Command. After fulfilling his military obligation, he returned to his general surgery residency training but because of his interest in bone and joint disease and injury, changed to orthopedics. Residency training in orthopedic surgery was accomplished at Campbell Clinic in Memphis. He came to Little Rock out of residency to join the Little Rock Orthopedic Clinic where he practiced till the merger into OrthoArkansas. He was in the past, served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

His medical interests include stabilizing complicated fractures, reconstructing and replacing hip and knee joints. He has a particular interest in reconstructive shoulder surgery and complex foot and ankle disease and injury.

A Board certified surgeon of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Johnson is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and several other national, regional and state medical associations.

Married and the proud father of four children, he has six grandchildren and enjoys many family activities. A commercial pilot of 40 years, Dr. Johnson enjoys flying for both business and pleasure.

Educational Links

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

University of Tennessee

Philip Johnson

Medical Background

Medical degree

University of Tennessee College of Medicine


City of Memphis Hospital


Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis Campbell Clinic, Memphis


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Office and Contact Information

Office Address

10301 Kanis Road
Little Rock, AR 72205

Local: 501.604.6900
Toll-Free: 800.264.5633
Fax: 501.604.6941