T. Mark Johnson, M.D., FRCSC
FellowshipW.K. Kellogg Eye Center (University of Michigan)
ResidencyUniversity of Ottawa Eye Institute
"Depending on the complexity of their condition—and the period of time that you treat them—a good doctor should do more than impart medical advice to patients. You are a source of comfort, stability and sometimes, even a confidant. And you don't learn that in med school; your patients actually teach you."
Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, where he was presented with the Hewlett Packard Award as the school’s top medical graduate. He completed his residency at the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, followed by a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery and Uveitis at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Institute.
Prior to joining The Retina Group of Washington, Dr. Johnson spent nine years as an attending surgeon at the National Retina Institute. He has been quite active in research and education in the Vitreoretinal field, having given lectures to both local and international groups and published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a reviewer for Retina, Ophthalmology and the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and also is editor of “Evidence Based Eye Care,” a standard textbook used in ophthalmic training programs. He has contributed chapters to numerous other textbooks on macular surgery, retinal detachment repair, ocular trauma, diabetic retinopathy, treatment of macular degeneration and advanced retinal imaging. Dr. Johnson has long been highly respected by his fellow physicians; he was recently named one of the area’s top ophthalmologists on the annual Washingtonian “Top Doctors” list compiled by his professional peers.
Dr. Johnson is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a trilinguist (English, Spanish and French) who is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. He is president elect of the Washington DC Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society, and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and the American Society of Retinal Specialists.
Recent Media Appearances & Activities/Accomplishments
Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star Profiles Dr. T. Mark Johnson’s
Diagnosis of Rare Melanoma, Referral for Immediate Treatment
Which Saved Patient’s Life and Preserved His Vision
A recent front page story in the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star (Va.) profiled Dr. T. Mark Johnson’s vision-saving diagnosis of a patient’s rare melanoma. Dr.... Read more
Frederick News-Post Runs Story on RGW Vision-Impaired Patient
& Dr. T. Mark Johnson’s Suggestion of NUEyes’ Digitally-enhanced
Vision Glasses to Help Patient Become More Visually Independent
A recent Frederick News-Post article featured a RGW vision-impaired patient’s trial use of a new digitally-enhanced head-worn device to help her become more... Read more
Dr. T. Mark Johnson does Live Interview at Halftime
of Washington Wizards’ Game Broadcast in Conjunction
with RGW’s Standing as the Team’s Official Eye Doctor
Click below to play Dr. T. Mark Johnson's interview during the halftime show: Read more