Dr. Steven Johnson is Board Certified in Family Practice in Canada, and in Anesthesia and Pain Management in the United States. Dr. Johnson grew up in Montreal, Canada where he attended McGill University, majoring in Engineering before continuing on to Medical School. He left Montreal to complete his Family Practice Residency at the University of Calgary where he was Board Certified in Family Practice. In 1979 he came to the United States for a residency in Anesthesia at the University of Vermont. Dr. Johnson continued his medical training with a Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Johnson practiced Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada for 23 years. While there he became Board Certified in both Anesthesia and Pain Management. He also served as the Medical Director of the Sahara Surgery Center in Las Vegas.
Before coming to Alaska in 2008, Dr. Johnson spent three years in Kalispell, Montana where he was the Medical Director of the Northwest Spine and Pain Center.
At AA Spine & Pain Clinic, pain management is now Dr. Johnson’s primary medical focus. He specializes in a broad spectrum of pain management techniques: from patient consultations and medical management to the implantation of pain pumps and stimulators, epidurals and various types of nerve blocks. He also enjoys being a medical investigator for a number of medical companies, and plans to continue this important work in Alaska.
Dr. Johnson finds that Alaska is the perfect place for his extracurricular activities. He is an avid hockey player, who also enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing and hunting. Dr. Johnson is married and has two children in college.