Peter (Pete) F. Johnston, M.D.

  1. Critical Care Specialist
  2. General Surgeon

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Peter F. Johnston, M.D., is a board-certified General Surgeon, with expertise/training in Surgical Critical Care. His clinical focus includes

  • Management of abdominal wall hernias of all types with open as well as minimally-invasive techniques
  • Treatment of gallstone disease (colic, cholecystitis, gallstone pancreatitis)
  • Intra-abdominal complications (infection, obstruction, etc.)
  • Management of complex medical and surgical conditions requiring intensive care
  • Performance of advanced bedside Ultrasound and image-guided procedures

In addition to his clinical pursuits, Dr. Johnston is a member of multiple academic associations, and is involved in research and education across multiple levels. His main academic focus is Global Surgery and the delivery of equitable, quality surgical care both locally and internationally.

  1. Appendicitis
  2. Gallstones
  3. Hernia
  4. Intra-abdominal infection
  5. Lipoma
  1. Abdominal wall reconstruction
  2. Appendectomy
  3. Central venous catheterization
  4. Cholecystectomy
  5. Colectomy
  6. Feeding tube placement
  7. Hernia repair
  8. Laparoscopic surgery
  9. Small bowel resection
  10. Tracheostomy
  • Treating the spectrum of emergency and elective general surgical conditions
  • Applying the newest data and advances in technique in the management of Surgical and Critical Care patients
  • Providing patient-centered care
  • Academic Global Surgery
  • The use of bedside ultrasound in the ICU, ER, and wards
  1. 2021
    Fellowship - Surgical Critical Care/TraumaHarborview Medical Center, University of Washington
  2. 2020
    Administrative Chief Resident - General SurgeryNew Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
  3. 2020
    Residency - General SurgeryNew Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
  4. 2018
    Fellowship - Benjamin F. Rush Jr. Endowed Global Surgery FellowNew Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
  5. 2013
    Internship - General SurgeryUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  6. 2012
    MDSt. George's University School of Medicine
  7. 2006
    BS - Biomedical Engineering, Pre-med ConcentrationColumbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Certifications

  1. 2021
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    InducteeAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  2. 2019
    Surgical Jeopardy ChampionsNew Jersey Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  3. 2017
    3rd Place Oral PresentationAcademic International Medicine Congress
  4. 2016
    Surgical Resident Teaching AwardNew Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
  5. 2016
    Trauma Resident of the YearNew Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
  6. 2016
    "Internationalizing the Curriculum" GrantRutgers Center for Global Advancement and International Affairs, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
  7. 2016
    "Enhanced Capacity Building in Emergency and Surgical Care in Rural Ghana via eHealth Technology" $10K Seed GrantRutgers Global Health Institute, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
  8. 2016
    ACS/Operation Giving Back Scholarship for Global Health Competencies for Surgeons Course at ACS Clinical CongressAmerican College of Surgeons
  9. 2015
    SICU Resident of the YearNew Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
  10. 2015
    Surgical Jeopardy ChampionsNew Jersey Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  11. 2012
    Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor SocietySt. George's University School of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Academic International Medicine
  3. 2017 - 2020
    MemberGlobal Health Steering Committee, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University
  4. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberAssociation for Academic Surgery

Publications