Mr Michael Johnson

Orthopaedic Surgeon – Spine
Richmond, VIC

VWA Provider Number: 0332314X


Mr Johnson is a highly respected orthopaedic surgeon with a wealth of experience in spinal surgery.   He is currently the 1st Vice President of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and was previously the President of the Spine Society of Australia. 

He has been involved in the Spine Society of Australia, Australian Orthopaedic Association and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, as well as a member and advisor on a number of Federal Government and semi-government committees and panels.

Mr Johnson is also the present Chair and Principle Investigator of the Australian Spine Registry.

Mr Johnson obtained his fellowship of the Australasian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1986, marking the beginning of his illustrious career. Between 1986 and 1989, Mr. Johnson pursued further training in spinal surgery at prestigious institutions, including Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, UK. To expand his expertise, he also completed additional fellowships in Germany and the United States, further solidifying his knowledge and skills in the field.

After returning to Melbourne in 1989, Mr Johnson dedicated his practice exclusively to the specialized field of spinal surgery, particularly the treatment of deformity and degenerative conditions of the thoracic and lumbar spine.

Accreditations and Schemes:

  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed
  • ACT Motor Vehicle
  • ACT Workers’ Compensation
  • Aged Care Claims
    • Medical Negligence
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection
  • Medical Negligence
  • Public and Professional Liability
  • Seafarers
  • WorkSafe Victoria Independent Impairment Assessor (IIA)

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