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.

Tyler R. Johnston, MD

Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests

arthroscopic surgery of knee, hip, shoulder and elbow, sports injuries, ACL injury, knee ligament injury, meniscus injury, rotator cuff repair

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Certifications
  • Board eligible
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
Medical School
Stanford University School of Medicine
Residency
Stanford Hospitals and ClinicsOrthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship
Duke University Medical CenterSports Medicine Surgery
Hospital Clinico San CarlosAO Orthopaedic Trauma Fellow
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member — American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member — International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
More Information

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 ACL, meniscus and other ligaments, as well as rotator cuff repair, complex shoulder replacement and shoulder instability.

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. While at Duke, he served as an assistant team physician for the university's basketball, baseball, football and wrestling teams, as well as the North Carolina Central University football team.

Next, he completed an international AO Foundation trauma fellowship in Madrid, Spain, and a shoulder surgery fellowship in Nice, France, with internationally regarded orthopaedic trauma surgeon Dr. Pascal Boileau, developer of several surgical devices and arthroscopy techniques.

He is the author of numerous manuscripts in peer-reviewed orthopaedics and sports medicine journals. Having earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering at Stanford University, 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.

Johnston, who also speaks Spanish, sees patients in Orange, Costa MesaTustin and Yorba Linda.

UCI Health Orthopaedic Surgery Services
101 The City Drive South, Pavilion 3
Building 29A
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-7012
Fax: 855-519-4485
UCI Health Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-515-5210
Fax: 949-631-3860
UCI Health — Tustin
1451 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 714-838-8408
Fax: 714-838-0029
UCI Health — Yorba Linda
18637 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: 714-790-8600
Fax: 714-779-8003