Erik C. Johnson, MD

Erik C. Johnson, MD
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Fellowship-Trained: Sports Medicine
Specialties: Ankle, Elbow, Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine

Dr. Erik Johnson is an orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and specializes in care for the ankle, elbow, knee, and shoulder. He began practicing at Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center in 2004.

After completing his bachelor's degree in biology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York. Following medical school, Dr. Johnson completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery and general surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, New York.

Dr. Johnson completed his fellowship in sports medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Sports Subspecialty Certificate.

Charlotte Magazine recognized Dr. Johnson as a Top Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2023.



    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1994

    Medical School

    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 1998

    Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery/General Surgery

    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 1998-2003

    Fellowship, Sports Medicine

    Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2004


    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Subspecialty Certificate

    Professional Memberships

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Medical Association
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center


    Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Clinical Cardiology Clerkship Honors
    Patricia Levinson Fellowship

    Medical Interests

    ACL Reconstruction
    Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
    Anterior Hip Replacement
    Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Elbow
    Sports Medicine

    2345 Court Drive
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    United States

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