Dr. Tyler R. Johnston is UCI Health orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in both sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He specializes in the treatment of sports-related musculoskeletal injuries of the upper and lower extremities.
His clinical expertise includes arthroscopic reconstructive techniques for the meniscus, ACL and other knee ligaments, as well as shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair and complex shoulder replacement.
Johnston earned his medical degree at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Stanford Hospital. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. He also completed an international AO Foundation trauma fellowship in Madrid, Spain, and a shoulder surgery fellowship in Nice, France, under the mentorship of orthopaedic and trauma surgeon Dr. Pascal Boileau.
Johnston is the author of numerous manuscripts in peer-reviewed orthopaedics and sports medicine journals. With a background in mechanical engineering, he also maintains academic interests in biomechanics, surgical decision-making and technique development, as well as clinical outcomes research. He is an invited lecturer on these topics both nationally and internationally.
He sees patients at UCI Health Orthopaedic Surgery Services in Orange, UCI Health Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center in Costa Mesa and UCI Health — Tustin.