Gary E. Johnson, PT, DPT, ATC/L

Gary Johnson
Medical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Core Faculty

Dr. Johnson attended North Carolina Central University where he completed his bachelor's degree in athletic training. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Johnson is a board-certified clinical specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. His clinical focus is primarily in orthopaedics and sports medicine. He also has a keen interest in social determinants of health as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is an APTA-credentialed clinical instructor, and the physical therapy clinician for the Duke School of Medicine Interprofessional Education (IPE) clinic.


DPT, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015
BS, Athletic Training, North Carolina Central University, Magna Cum Laude, 2007

Selected publications

Bui, K., Hamilton, D., Johnson, G., Murray, M., Newman, A., Samuelson, J., Troost, L., & White, B. (2013, November). Analysis of psychometrics regarding Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) outcome measure (instrument review). Https://Www.Sralab.Org/Rehabilitation-Measures/Womac-Osteoarthritis-IndexReliability-Validity-and-Responsiveness-Patients.


  • NC High School Association “Life Saver Recognition”, October 12, 2017
  • APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialists in Sports Physical Therapy, 2019
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2018