A. Holly Johnson, MD
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. A. Holly Johnson specializes in helping people get back to their pre-injury level of activity, whether that is running ultra-marathons, playing collegiate ice hockey, or simply walking for exercise. She treats all orthopedic conditions of the foot and ankle, with a focus on sports-related injuries, Achilles tendon problems and using arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques for forefoot reconstruction (bunions), foot and ankle trauma, deformity and arthritis.
After earning her BA cum laude in English from Harvard University, Dr. Johnson graduated with her MD from the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed her Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Prior to returning to HSS in March, 2018, she practiced at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 2008-2018. Dr. Johnson was Captain of the Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Team, achieving All-Ivy and ECAC accolades. She is a physician for USA Women's Ice Hockey and served as the Team Physician at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Dr. Johnson serves on the Foundation of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) as well as multiple other AOFAS committees devoted to humanitarian mission work and the advancement of women in the orthopedics. She has researched and published in multiple areas of foot and ankle orthopedics.
In her spare time, Dr. Johnson runs marathons and plays tennis, golf and ice hockey. She enjoys staying active with her husband and three children.