Department of Surgery Faculty
Scott B. Johnson, M.D.
Head of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery
Division: Cardiothoracic Surgery
MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM, 1987
BS, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1983
Residency in Thoracic Surgery, UTHSCSA, Thoracic Surgery, 1995
Post Doctoral in Esophageal/Critical Care, University of S. California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 1993
Residency in Gen. Surgery, Los Angeles County University of S. California, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1992
Internship in Gen. Surgery, Los Angeles County University of S. California, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1988
Clinical interests: Current interests include noncardiac thoracic surgery; esophageal surgery/reconstruction; and minimally invasive cardiac and noncardiac surgery
Johnson, Scott B. MD. Operative Approaches for Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Injury: Immediate Versus Delayed Therapy. The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care: Vol62(6) Supplement - June 2007pp S24-S25
Angel LF, Levine DJ, Restrepo MI, Johnson S, Sako E, Carpenter AJ, Calhoon J, Cornell JE,
Adams SG, Chisholm GB, Nespral J, Roberson A, Levine SM.
Impact of a lung transplantation donor-management
protocol on lung donation and recipient outcomes.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol.174, 2006.
Editorial | Article - Reuters Health Info
Johnson SB, Allred AM, Cline AM, Angel LF, Sako EY, Baisden CE, Calhoon JH. Cardiac procedures in lung transplant recipients do not increase mortality in selected patients. Ann Thoracic Surg, 2006; 82:460-4. Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Surgical Assn, Orlando, FL, Nov 10-12, 2005.
Calhoon J, Angel LF, Martinez D, Johnson SB. Invited commentary. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2005 Jun;79(6):1878-1878.
Johnson SB, Ellertson, DG. Total Inflow Occlusion to Repair A Penetrating Cardiac Injury The Journal of Trauma 2005
Johnson SB, Calhoon JH. Pulmonary Injury In: Current Therapy in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 1st Edition. Mosby-Year Book Inc.; 2004.
Levine DJ, Angel LF, Sako EY, Johnson SB, Calhoon JH, Levine SM. Similar outcomes with the use of extended donors in lung transplantation 2003 Oct. (Proceedings of the Chest 2003 Annual Meeting).
Barnes JL, Johnson SB, Dahiya RS, Temes RT, HERMAN TS, Thomas CR. Concomitant weekly cisplatin and thoracic radiotherapy for Pancoast tumors of the lung: pilot experience of the San Antonio Cancer Institute. American Journal of Clinical Oncology 2002 Feb;25(1):90-92.
Johnson SB, Eng TY, Giaccone G, Thomas CR. Thymoma: Update for the New Millennium. The Oncologist 2001 Jun;6(3):239-246.
Patterson JE, Peters J, Calhoon JH, Levine S, Anzueto A, Al-Abdely H, Sanchez R, Patterson TF, Rech M, Jorgensen JH, Rinaldi MG, Sako E, Johnson S, Speeg V, Halff GA, Trinkle JK. Investigation and Control of Aspergillosis and Other Filamentous Fungal Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients Transplant Infect Dis 2000 Mar;2(1):22-28.
In the News:
Two Texas men breathing easier with simultaneous dual lung transplant at University Hospital: In March 2008, Dr. Scott Johnson, head of Thoracic Surgery, and Dr. Luis Angel, assistant professor of pulmonary diseases, performed the life-changing surgery for Kevin King and Kenny Deison. The dual operation marked the 300th lung transplant of the Lung Transplantation Program. More about the Lung Transplant Program | More about Dr. Angel (6-18-08)
Anti-rejection nanotherapy shows promise in rodent lung transplant model: Rejection can lead to failure of transplanted lungs. Scott Johnson, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgery, is one of many participants in a new study testing nanoparticle aerosol therapy to prevent post-transplant rejection, in the hopes that aerosol therapy will more directly target the lungs than traditional high-dose medications. View KENS-5 video | Read HSC press release. (3-6-08)
Dr. Scott Johnson interviewed on KENS-5: Local scientists testing lung transplant drug on rats. Each year 1,500 American lives are saved by lung transplants but there is a high rate of rejection. Now, some scientists are trying to find a better way .... (3-12-08)
Dr. Scott Johnson,
Chief of General Thoracic Surgery,
interviewed by Jim Forsyth, WOAI-1200 News - Cancer of the Esophagus is an Alarming Threat: The death of former Gov. Ann
Richards from esophageal cancer is bringing more attention to this rising cancer killer.
Transcript of interview
Health Science Center surgeon urges early detection for throat cancer (San Antonio Business Journal): Reflux disease can be an early warning sign for esophageal cancer, according to Scott Johnson, MD, associate professor of surgery.
Dr. Scott Johnson, Chief of General Thoracic Surgery, talks with KENS-5's Wendy Rigby about long-term antacid use masking esophageal adenocarcinoma. Worldwide in the past 25 years, incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma has increased 350 percent faster than other forms of cancer.
Biosketch: Dr. Johnson received his medical degree in 1987 from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is Board Certified in Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Johnson joined us in 1995. He is Associate Professor and Associate Program Director for the Thoracic Surgery Residency Training Program. He is the Head of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery within the Division. His current interests include noncardiac thoracic surgery; esophageal surgery/reconstruction; and minimally invasive cardiac and noncardiac surgery.
Scene in SA 'Top Doc' 2009
2005 Texas Super Doctors, Voted as one of the Texas Super Doctors by Texas Monthly Magazine. To be listed in the December 2005 issue.
2005 Best Doctors in America, Selected by peers
2004 Best Presentation by a New Member of the Texas Surgical Society
2003 Best Doctors in America, Selected by peers
2001 "Outstanding Achievement for the Resident Teacher of the Year Award", Honorable Mention
2000 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Presented by the graduating class of 2000
Texas Surgical Society, American College of Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Texas Transplantation Society, J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society-Fellowship, San Antonio Cardiology Society, Society of Graduate Surgeons for the Los Angeles County, Texas State Board of Examiners of Perfusionsts, Texas Medical Association.