Dr. Patrick Johnston is a fellowship-trained hand and elbow orthopaedic surgeon who started practicing in Steamboat Springs in 2016. He is originally from Michigan, but lived in Chicago for several years while he attended medical school and completed his orthopaedic residency training with Midwestern University. His training in Chicago, exposed him to significant orthopaedic trauma at four Level I trauma centers. He then moved to Dayton, Ohio to spend an additional year at a regional hand center to perform fellowship training on hand, elbow, and microvascular surgery. His practice focus is on providing comprehensive care for ailments from the fingertips to the elbow, as well as, treating fractures throughout the body. Dr. Johnston is one of the few surgeons in the region trained to perform endoscopic carpal tunnel releases. He currently sees patients in our Steamboat Springs, Granby, and Craig locations.
Dr. Johnston is devoted to his patients and treats each patient with individualized care. He believes in educating his patients and helping them make the best decisions for their care. His commitment to continued education and his passion for teaching others keeps him current with the latest research and allows him to deliver the best care to his patients. Dr. Johnston was honored to receive a prestigious award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching. His has multiple publications in the field of orthopedics, surgical education and hand surgery and has guest lectured around the country.
Dr. Johnston’s love for the mountains and the outdoors drew him and his family to Steamboat Springs. His wife Ginger, is from Texas, and they have two children, Xavier and Anders. In his free time Dr. Johnston enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, skiing, and biking.