Mark Johnson, MD


Dr. Mark Johnson was raised in a large family on a farm near Spokane, Washington. His upbringing taught him the importance of hard work and caring for others. He believes the essence of medicine is caring; caring about and for each person. It is his conviction that we truly can change the world by helping people reach their best level of sight and well-being.

Dr. Johnson completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Miami with a full academic scholarship where he graduated magna cum laude. He then went to the prestigious Northwestern University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar nominee. He completed one year of internal medicine at St Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois, and completed his ophthalmology training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Johnson has served as a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, where he was an expert instructor in eye surgery.

Dr. Johnson was a commissioned officer for thirteen years and served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He even rose to the rank of Major. He was Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. He served in the 31st and 56 Medical Wings, and the 11th Air Group where he provided professional support for MacDill’s many specialized commands.

Dr. Johnson has lived and practiced in Venice and Englewood since 1996. He has been married since 1984, and has three children. His interests include fishing, soccer, golf, computers, and literature.

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