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

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Certifications
  • Board Eligible,
Language
  • English
  • Spanish
Gender
Male
Medical School
Stanford University School of MedicineBioengineering
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
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 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.

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 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 — Tustin
1451 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: 714-838-8408
Fax: 714-838-0029