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Meet Dr. Sherry Johnson

SHERRY JOHNSON

DR. SHERRY JOHNSON

Dr. Sherry Johnson is joining Dr. Madhu Prasad at Far North General Surgery & Surgical Oncology specializing in General Surgery and Breast Surgery Oncology. She is returning to her hometown, Anchorage, to provide state-of-the-art healthcare to the community that raised her.

Education

Dr. Johnson received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina in 2007. She received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Washington in 2013.

  • Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine (PNWU-COM); Yakima, WA
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). May 2013
  • Pfeiffer University; Misenheimer, NC
  • Bachelor of Science (BS); Biology. May 2007

Training

Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Breast Surgery Oncology Fellow

August 1, 2018-July 31, 2019

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital (HFWH), General Surgery Resident and Chief Resident PGY5

June 24, 2013-June 30, 2018

Advanced Trauma and Operative Management

Advanced Trauma and Operative Management

(ATOM), 11/2017

Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma

Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma

(ASSET), 2/2017

Detroit Trauma Symposium

Detroit Trauma Symposium

annual from 2013-2017

Advance Trauma Life Support

Advance Trauma Life Support

American College of Surgeons, 11/2013- present

Scholarly Activity in Postgraduate Training

Johnson, S. Ochoa, D. Klimberg, V.S. Kupsik, M. Preston, M. Henry-Tillman, R. “Slow Uptake of Surgeons Using Intraoperative Radioisotope Injection for Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy.” Presented at American Society of Breast Surgeons. May 2018. Dallas, TX. Manuscript in process.

Dughayli, M. Shimunov, S. Johnson, S. Baidoun, F. “Single-site Robotic Cholecystectomy: Comparison of Clinical Outcome and the Learning Curves in Relation to Surgeon Experience in a Community Teaching Hospital.” BMC Surgery. 2018 June 11; 18 (1):39

PMID: 29890959

Johnson, S. McCracken, J. Baidoun, F. “Tension Pneumoperitoneum after Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.” Int J Surg Case Rep. 2017 Dec 12;42:227-232.

PMID: 29291538

Presented at Michigan Osteopathic Association Science Convention. May 2017, Detroit, MI.

Johnson, S. McCracken, J. 2017-2018 Henry Ford Wyandotte Surgical Residency Guidebook.

Steinbeisser, M. Dowling, S. Johnson, S. “Extremely Rare Malignant Adenomyoepithelial Tumor of the Breast: A Case Study in Diagnosis and Management.” Presented at Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons. November 2015, Chicago IL.

Johnson, S. “John Collins Warren, MD.” Manuscript and Quality Initiative Improvement Project: Therapeutic Relationships. HFWH 2014. Wyandotte, MI.

Professional Organizations

American Society of Breast Surgeons

American Society of Breast Surgeons

Society of Surgical Oncology

Society of Surgical Oncology

American Osteopathic Association

American Osteopathic Association

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

American Medical Association

American Medical Association

American College of Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

Service/Leadership Experience/Awards/Accomplishments

  • Chief Resident General Surgery, HFWH 2017-2018
  • Representative, Graduate Medical Education Committee, HFWH 2017-2018
  • Representative, Trauma Operations Committee, HFWH 2017-2018
  • General Surgery Resident Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, HFWH 2017
  • Representative for General Surgery Residency Program Evaluation Committee, HFWH 2016-2018
  • General Surgery Resident of the Year, HFWH 2015-2016
  • Representative, Institutional Review Board, HFWH 2014
  • Hospital Quality Improvement Project. The Key Practices of Human Connection:
  • Understanding the Patient Experience—See Me as a Person Workshop, HFWH 2014

Relevant Work Experience Prior to Medical School and Residency

  • Phlebotomist. Blood Bank of Alaska. Anchorage, AK 3/2008-7/2009
  • Resident Director. Pfeiffer University. Misenheimer, NC 8/2006-5/2007
  • Resident Assistant. Pfeiffer University. Misenheimer, NC 8/2005-5/2006
  • Team Captain. Pfeiffer University Women’s Basketball Team. Division II. Misenheimer, NC. 8/2004-5/2007
Pfeiffer University

Pfeiffer University

Bachelors of Science in Biology

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Society of Surgical Oncology accredited Breast Surgery Oncology Fellowship

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Michigan

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Michigan

General Surgery Residency

Dr. Johnson is board certified in General Surgery and completed a Society of Surgical Oncology accredited Breast Surgery Oncology Fellowship at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2019. This fellowship trained her in a multidisciplinary model that closely worked with all aspects of breast health and cancer including benign breast care, high risk assessment, medical oncology, radiation oncology, genetics, pathology, breast imaging, oncoplastic and reconstructive surgery.

She is a member of numerous professional organizations including American Society of Breast Surgeons and Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Johnson strives to deliver comprehensive and compassionate care to her general surgery and breast cancer patients. She is excited about her return back to Anchorage to family, friends and her favorite hobby, hiking!

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